Marriage, Divorce, and Inheritance

Reports on this page discuss marriage, divorce, and inheritance laws around the world. Most reports provide an overview of one subject in a single nation, although some focus on specific cultures or communities. Some of the reports here discuss the status of children within the context of divorce and inheritance. Reports focused on other issues affecting children appear separately in the “Adoption, Child Custody, Legitimation, and Parentage” project of this campaign.

Note: these reports are provided for historical reference purposes only. They do not constitute legal advice and do not represent the official opinion of the United States Government. The information provided reflects research undertaken as of the date of writing and has not been updated unless specifically noted.

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