Marriage

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  • Marriage
    • Requirements of a valid marriage
      • age
      • No close blood relationship
        • The law forbids people who are closely related from marrying each other.
          • This means that a man may not marry such close relatives as his mother, sister or aunt, while a women may not marry her father, brother or uncle
            • Held under the MARRIAGE ACT 1949 as amended by the MARRIAGE(PROHIBITED DEGREES OF RELATIONSHIP ACT 1986)
              • The main reason for this prohibition is that there is a great risk of genetic malformation in a child born to a close relative.
      • Single
        • The parties must be single, that is not already married to someone else at the time of the marriage
          • if a person goes through a second ceremony of marriage while already married is called a bigamous marriage and might go through prosecution for the crime of bigamy
    • Void marriage
      • If any of the three requirements is absent then the "marriage" is not valid. It is a void marriage.
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  • The 2 parties must be at least 16 years old.
    • Anyone below this age that goes through this ceremony is not legally married.
    • age
  • The parties must be single, that is not already married to someone else at the time of the marriage
    • if a person goes through a second ceremony of marriage while already married is called a bigamous marriage and might go through prosecution for the crime of bigamy

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