New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-49.1 - Settlement Of Married Woman

30:4-49.1. Settlement of married woman
The settlement of a married woman shall be that of her husband except as otherwise herein provided:

(a) If her husband at the time of her marriage does not have settlement in any State, she shall retain her own settlement until her husband acquires one or until hers is lost;

(b) A widow or woman who is divorced or separated by judicial decree from her husband shall have the same settlement which she had at the time of the death of her husband or of her divorce or judicial separation, but may subsequently acquire a new settlement;

(c) After continuous separation from her husband and absence from the State for 1 year, a married woman's settlement shall be lost until such time as she and her husband voluntarily resume living together in which event her settlement will be that of her husband.

L.1965, c. 59, s. 37.

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