Court Marriage 101: Eligibility, Process & Documents to Apply

by | Jan 16, 2022 | Court Marriage

What Is Court Marriage or Special Marriage

Court marriage under the special marriage Act is the solemnization of marriage between a male and a female who are eligible to marry without any bar to their caste, religion, or creed in front of a court, a marriage officer, and in the presence of three witnesses.

Is Court Marriage Legal

Court marriage in India is solemnized under the special marriage Act, 1954. The marriage can be solemnized in court. Court marriage can be performed between two Indian irrespective of their caste, religion, or creed.

What Are the Conditions for Court Marriage

The bride should be 18 years of age and the groom should be 21 years of age. The parties should not be unsound in mind. They should not be unable to give valid consent at the time of marriage. Both parties should not suffer from any kind of insanity or mental disorder.

Can Court Marriage Happen in One Day

In one or two days court marriage is not possible, in the special marriage Act notice period is of one month and there is a requirement of ID proof residence proof also. After submission of all the documents in the court, then the court will provide you marriage certificate after 30 days.

Can Court Marriage Be Done Online in India

The procedure of court marriage in India cannot be performed online and the bride and groom need to appear before the marriage registrar at least twice to get their marriage registration done in the special marriage act.

Who Can Be a Witness in Court Marriage

There must be three witnesses for the solemnization of valid court marriage. Any person such as a family member, friend, or colleague can be a witness to a court marriage.

Difference Between Court Marriage and Marriage Registration

Court marriages are different than traditional marriages in any country. To get a marriage certificate after a traditional wedding, the couples have to produce valid documents and register their marriage in the Registrar’s office. Since most marriages are traditional, the practice of obtaining a marriage registration certificate through registration is more prevalent than court marriage in India.

Is Court Marriage Good or Bad

Like a licensed Church, Temple, or Court marriage protect both the man and a woman, but especially the woman. In law, while you may go into marriage expecting the best outcome, sometimes things do go wrong, so your partner needs to get a divorce before getting married to someone else.

To get more information about court marriage you should connect with expert court marriage lawyers in Delhi. To book your consultation call us at 9810586552. You can also book your consultation to meet our lawyers for initial consultation.