There are laws that govern Sime Territories and different laws within Gen Territories. Each City, town and village within each Territory may have local laws. With the centuries, the uniformity of Law increases but never becomes absolutely uniform.
(Source: Index card file. First Channel) Kadi came out of Farris' protection when she left his property. Traders who captured her couldn't sell her to Farris because she had family living on his Farm.
Out-Territory "pre Gen" child is owned by a sime (has papers) --- if he/she changes over, becomes a free citizen of the Territory if they have no debts to indenture you. If they establish, must be a sime's property, or fair prey for any sime.
A marriage becomes binding when the wife bears the husband a child.
Settled places have a sheriff.
Sime who owns a Gen can legally do anything with them --- take them anywhere. Head tax on Gens collected by tax collector.
(Source: Index card file. Unto Zeor, Forever) Gens legally entitled to execute any sime found out-Territory without retainers. A Diplomatic Corps sign makes a room legally Sime Territory where retainers can be removed.
"The retainer laws were the base and substance of the Sime~Gen Union." To give Gens the confidence they had to have to associate with simes. Eventually, it is hoped, this leads to real union.
By Tecton law, any woman who bore a child to a Farris -- or any channel -- would receive child support. This and other such laws regarding channel's sexual behavior eventually lead into the Tecton breeding program that results in freeing enough Third Order channels to staff the Astrogator's Guild. See Interstellar Tecton.