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In order to enter a legally recognised marriage the couple intending to marry must be: Not closely related. For example, you cannot marry your brother or sister. Over 16 years old. If you are under 18 years old you will need consent from your parents. Not already married or in a civil partnership. If any of these criteria are not met the couple will not be able to get married.
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The civil preliminaries — what do I have to do before I get married? You do this at your local register office. A registrar will take information from you and place a notice on a public board in the register office for 15 days.
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Sometimes a civil ceremony is followed by a religious ceremony. However, it is only the civil ceremony which is legally binding on the couple.
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A woman whose marriage is not recognised in law will be treated as someone who lives unmarried with her partner. This has very important consequences. I got married overseas, is my marriage valid? Marriages which have taken place overseas i. The domicile of a person is the country whose laws that person must comply with in certain matters, such as marriage and divorce law.
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This is a complex subject and if you are not sure about your domicile it is important to seek legal advice. Second marriages Under the law of England and Wales a person commits the criminal offence of bigamy if they marry one person whilst they are married to someone. If a person marries more than one person and lives with all of their wives or husbands this is called a Hot ladies wants real sex Coon Rapids marriage, and a person who does this in England and Wales is likely to be committing the offence of bigamy.
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See A guide to divorce for further details. The law is complex and may have changed since this guide was produced. This guide is deed to provide Married or involved women need apply information only for the law in England and Wales.
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You should seek up-to-date, independent legal advice. Rights of Women does not accept responsibility for any reliance placed on the legal information contained in this guide.