Marriage is a social and legal relationship. There are legal regulations to maintain the sanctity of marriage.
A lawyer recently took to Twitter to enlighten married couples on the position of law when entering into an agreement or joint property acquisition.
According to Munaaa@Munachimsooo, in law, there is nothing like Mr and Mrs. She said when entering into an agreement that includes your spouse, make it tripartite.
She explained further that the couples should spell out their names in full. For example Mr Femi Okon and Mrs Uju Okon and not Mr and Mrs Femi Okon.
Below is her full tweet:
“Law 101 for married people. There is nothing like Mr and Mrs in law. The law doesn’t recognize you and your spouse as 1. When entering into an agreement that includes your spouse. Make it tripartite. Spell out your name in full.
Mr Femi Okon and Mrs Uju Okon. Don’t write…. Mr and Mrs Femi Okon. We know you are in love but please write out your full names when entering into an agreement.
You have taken this tweet out of context, I see people saying, “write your maiden name, write your father’s name. The essence of this tweet is to highlight the fact that…Mr and Mrs is not a Juristic person.
The law doesn’t recognize it. If you enter into an agreement as Mr and Mrs. It can’t hold water. You have to write your legal names out fully. Selah.”