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III. Personal Conditions of Future Spouses
(39,077 words)

Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 3 (1997): Formation of Marriage

Completed 1 Jan. 1991; a few subsequent important developments have been taken into account.

Dagmar Coester-Waltjen, Michael Coester

A. General

21. – In many jurisdictions where the law on formation of marriage has been reformed recently the future spouses have to be of marital age, different sex, must not be closely related to each other and must be single. …

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Dagmar Coester-Waltjen and Michael Coester, “III. Personal Conditions of Future Spouses”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 26 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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