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N.Y.U. Law Review

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This year was one of quiet evolution rather than of substantial progress in the area of family law. The event having the greatest effect on the average citizen was undoubtedly the raising of the marriage license fee in New York City to three dollars. The most noteworthy of the other minor legislative changes were an egalitarian enactment forbidding wives from contracting to abrogate their duty of support of incapacitated husbands and an authorization of resident parole centers for paroled juvenile delinquents whose home life is inadequate .

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