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This chapter on marriage contains several articles concerning the essential requisites of marriage, formal requisites for marriage and invalidity and rescission of marriage. Marriage shall not be permitted until the moment when the natural persons reach the marriageable age and have the full capacity to understand their actions. A marriage shall be based on the complete willingness of both man and woman. No party may coerce the other party to enter the marriage, and no third party may interfere with the marriage. The man and woman who apply for marriage shall go to the marriage registration authority in person to be registered. The obtaining of a certificate of marriage means the establishment of the relationship of husband and wife. An invalid marriage shall be invalid ab initio, and the parties concerned shall not have the rights and obligations of the husband and wife ab initio.

Keywords: invalidity of marriage; marriage; rescission of marriage



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