Subjects: Desertion

Sometimes when one partner had left the other, the deserted spouse might bring a suit for restitution of conjugal rights. If the errant partner failed to return the deserted party might then bring a suit for separation from bed and board and if desertion had been established this could affect the rights of the wife to receive financial support from her husband.

Restitution of conjugal rights

EDC 5/1566/1– Henry Hall contra Helen Hall, his wife