Birth, death, and the marriage act: some problems in conflict of laws

The paper investigates some of the conflict of law problems which arise as a result of Christian marriage in Nigeria. The basic question is whether when a man and woman who are ordinarily subject to customary law contract a Christian or judicial marriage, they, their future children, and their relatives thereby become subject to the entire body of received statutes and judicial doctrine known as english family law. The article first examines the effect of a Christian marriage on intestate succession with the purpose to bring to light the appropriate principles to be applied in resolving other problems caused by the conflict of English and customary family law.

Title: Birth, death, and the marriage act: some problems in conflict of laws
Author: Salacuse, Jeswald, W.
Year: 1964
Periodical: The Nigerian Law Journal
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 59-72
Language: English
Geographic term: Nigeria
Abstract: The paper investigates some of the conflict of law problems which arise as a result of Christian marriage in Nigeria. The basic question is whether when a man and woman who are ordinarily subject to customary law contract a Christian or judicial marriage, they, their future children, and their relatives thereby become subject to the entire body of received statutes and judicial doctrine known as english family law. The article first examines the effect of a Christian marriage on intestate succession with the purpose to bring to light the appropriate principles to be applied in resolving other problems caused by the conflict of English and customary family law.