What Are The Requirements For A Legally Valid Customary Law Marriage?

What Are The Basic Requirements For A Legally Valid Customary Law Marriage In South Africa?

Entering into a customary law marriage? Here’s what you need to know for it to be recognised under South African law:

Age Requirement: Both individuals must be 18 or older.

Consent: Mutual agreement is key. Both parties should willingly consent to be united under customary law practices.

Negotiation: The marriage should be discussed and agreed upon, following the traditions of customary law.

Celebration: A customary law marriage isn’t just a verbal agreement. It must be celebrated traditionally, ensuring the presence of witnesses to validate the union.

Ensuring these requirements are met will help uphold the sanctity and legality of your customary union in South Africa. Stay informed, and make every moment of your union count!

For more on customary marriages and their legal aspects, contact Burger Huyser Attorneys.

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