These are the essential requirements for this form of marriage

These are the essential requirements for this form of marriage

  • Both the man and woman must be single at the time of the marriage. In other words, none of them should be any existing marriage which is recognised under the law.
  • The man and woman must not have close blood relations with each other because they do, this will be incest which is a criminal offence punishable under the law.
  • Both parties must be above 18 years of age. If they are below 21 but above 18 years, they must seek the consent of their parents or guardians to marry.

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