In the state of Michigan, the right of dower assigns a married woman one-third ownership rights to any property purchased by the husband. Dower rights are claimed after a husband dies. The widow is entitled to a portion ... More »

The basic civil rights of an American citizen include the right to life, property, liberty and happiness, according to These rights are labeled "inalienable" in the U.S. Constitution and are not the only typ... More » Government & Politics Law

Laws regarding property rights of way include ensuring that the property that a right of way runs on does not interfere with the easement, FindLaw says. Laws and rights regarding rights of way vary from state to state, N... More »

State-recognized common law wives and husbands have the same rights that spouses in traditional marriages have, including the right to collect Social Security benefits and inherit property, reports Nolo. Common law coupl... More »

Squatter's rights refers to the right of a person to legally use an unoccupied property in the absence of attempts by the owner to evict the squatter. Over time, depending on the respective state laws, the squatter can g... More »

A 17-year-old is legally permitted to move out of his home in the state of Michigan. However, this is only legal because of a loophole in Michigan law, according to More »

The rights of the accused in the United States include the privilege of a writ of habeas corpus, the right to a trial by jury, protection from self-incrimination and double jeopardy, and protection from excessive, cruel ... More »