nullity of marriage


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nullity of marriage

the avoidance of a marriage, as opposed to its termination by divorce. A marriage may be declared null as a result of some defect existing at the time the marriage was celebrated or because the marriage was never consummated.
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Effects of nullity of marriage permanently dowry it stated, and some have suggested that in this case, the nullity of the marriage dowry if properly maintained, would be contrary to the couples, but the majority of jurists and lawyers rejected the idea, saying that nullity of marriage dowering effect is not permanent, because firstly Utilization absolute nullity dowry requires consent of the marriage is not what is needed is a necessary compromise during the marriage, not perpetuate it.
Reconciliation and Choice of Grounds in the Introduction of Cases of Nullity of Marriage in the Context of Syro-Malabar Church: An Analysis of CCEO Cans.
Since unhappy, loveless marriages are a reality, Filipinos avail instead of a declaration of nullity of marriage based on psychological incapacity found in Article 36 of the Family Code.
Michael Gaynor's February 2005 report stated: "As a result of the abuse of the annulment process much to Pope John Paul II's distress, the Vatican issued a new instruction about norms in marriage cases on February 8, 2005: Dignitas connubi (The Dignity of Marrriage), Instruction to be observed by diocesan and interdiocesan tribunals in handling causes of the nullity of marriage.
In this country, prohibitions on rape in marriage, (62) the FLA's removal of non-consummation as a ground for nullity of marriage, (63) the removal of spousal immunity in contract and in tort, (64) and the enactment of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) are but a few examples.
Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Coughlan said: "Faster production of birth, death and marriage certificates, new registers of divorce and nullity of marriage and streamlining registration of adoptions are among a range of new services that will shortly come online.
New divorce and nullity of marriage registers are also being developed and the recording of adoptions is being streamlined.
It is time that the dissolution of marriages of other religions, churches and sects - as, for instance, the Catholic majority in the Philippines, from whose Canon Law, ironically, we borrowed the concept of psychological incapacity as a basis for declaration of nullity of marriage under the Family Code - be given equal civil effect," she said.