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Recognised Marriage
Nov 23rd, 2006 at 11:33pm
Does anyone know if a marriage ceremony conducted in Gabon, Cental Africa is recognised in the U.K.?
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Re: Recognised Marriage
Reply #1 - Dec 4th, 2006 at 5:03pm
In terms of Section 38 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006, the question whether a marriage is formally valid is determined by the law of the place where the marriage took place. If, however, the marriage would be void under Scots law that rule will prevail over any law under which the marrriage would be valid. If the marrige in Gabon was conducted according to Gabonese law then it will be valid unless it would be void in Scotland. That would be e.g. consent was given under duress or error,one party was incapable of understanding or consenting. Failing that the marriage is valid and if you want to end it you need to get a divorce.
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