If I marry a convicted felon what rights would or could I lose in the future as a spouse?

Deciding on married. What rights or restrictions could I face as a future spouse in marrying a man who was a convicted felon. For example, work licenses, education jobs, etc.

Asked on July 22, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You would lose no rights in any state in this country if you married a convicted felon under all state and federal law.

However, from a practical matter, by being married to a convicted felon you might have some prejudice as to you, the spouse and possibly any children by society in general if it is learned that your spouse is a convicted felon.

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