- 2012: Mussa v. Palmer [731 SE2d 404] Religious marriage did not meet the requirement of 51-1 the NCGS, subsequent marriage not bigamous.
- 2011: Mussa v. Palmer-Mussa [719 SE 2d 192] Religious divorce and return of Islamic Dowry does not terminate status of informal marriage in N. Carolina.
- 1962: Yount [258 N.C. 236] Dower distinguished from Dowry
- 1917: Corp. Comm’n v. Dunn [94 S.E. 481] The history of the common law shows that dower was always regarded as a municipal institution and was not the result of a contract.