11.1 The maximum number of single members for each sex shall be limited to 15% of the maximum number of LMPs as stated in the by-laws. The same but separate and additional singles quota shall apply to FMPs. Exceptions shall be otherwise specified in these by-laws.
11.2 Single couples shall be regarded as married couples except as otherwise specified in these by-laws.
11.3 The Board of Directors reserves the right to require proof of custody or permission for a non-custodial parent to allow minor children to visit the club.
11.4 A member whose spouse or partner has died during his membership shall NOT be counted in the singles quota and may retain his membership according to his wishes as any member of the same class.
11.5 Notification to the Board of Directors of the separation, legal or otherwise, of couples must be made by either party in writing. Notification must include, but is not restricted to, the following:
(1) Which member will retain membership;
(2) Which member will retain rights to improvements (if applicable);
(3) Custody of minor children (if applicable);
(4) Notification must be properly notarized.
If no agreement is possible, the Board of Directors shall automatically suspend their membership, rights and privileges until they have either re-united or decided who shall retain their membership and other rights thereof. The Forty Acre Club will not be held liable, legal or otherwise, if said documents are falsified.
11.6 In the event of a legal dissolution of a married couple or the permanent separation of a single couple who are either a LM or AM, at most only one party may retain the membership, provided: (1) that member has obtained rights to that membership; (2) the member also legally holds or has gained title to improvements at the Club (if applicable); (3) the member has been a Life or Annual member for at least three (3) years immediately preceding said divorce or separation.
11.7 In the event neither member has obtained rights to said LM or AM, or no appropriate notice to the Board of Directors has been received within ninety (90) days of said permanent dissolution or permanent separation, the Board of Directors shall automatically terminate both parties. This constitutes an exception to the need of a special meeting to consider termination as well as exception to the protocol of normal termination.
11.8 In the event of a legal dissolution of a married couple or permanent separation of a single couple who are FMs or PMs, both parties shall automatically forfeit their membership and all rights and privileges thereof.
11.9 The dropping of a higher membership class to a lower membership class shall be at the discretion of said members and shall cause said members to be considered members of the lower membership class for all purposes under these by-laws. Said membership shall automatically relinquish any claims to any aspects of their former membership class. Thus, in order to return to a higher membership class, said members must undergo any and all procedures and requirements and pay any required monies as if said members were never previously of such a higher membership class. Seniority shall be computed as if they were entering this membership from an even lower class of membership.