Court Marriage Registration

  • COURT MARRIAGE REGISTRATION IN CHANDIGARH

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      • 1. Know all about Court Marriage Registration in Chandigarh – various options, suitability, stepwise process/ procedure, tentative time and expense.

        • A. Court Marriage Registration in Chandigarh by way of a religious wedding– Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Jew, Parsi, etc.: (0-2 days)

          Suitable for:

          • Citizen/ Non-Citizen.
          • Believers/ people of faith.
          • Runaway couple who have limited time (love marriage).
          • A couple who is at high risk/ have a threat to life.
          • A couple already married with proper religious ceremonies but have never registered their marriage.
          • Registration of marriage required for the purpose of going abroad.

          Mandatory Requirements:

          • Parties must be of marriageable age – 21 for men and 18 for women.
          • Parties must be marriageable in law – single/ divorced and capable of giving a valid consent.
          • Bride and groom to be of the same religion.
          • Bride and groom if belonging to two different religions, must not be barred by their respective religions from marrying each other (for example Hindu and Sikh may marry one another by conducting rites and ceremonies under any of these religions).
          • Documents in support of age, identity, and marriageability.
          • 2 witnesses from each side.

          Stepwise process:

          Step 1:
          Performance of Rites & Ceremonies:

          Religious rites are to be conducted between the parties by a registered convener/ priest and in front of witnesses at a duly registered religious institution capable of issuing an authentic certificate confirming the performance of such rites between the parties.

          • Rites and ceremonies are to be performed while observing the protocol.
          • Photographs have to be taken to establish the event.
          • Parties (Bride & Groom) have to mark their consent by way of signatures/ thumb imprints.
          • Witnesses have to mark their presence and attendance by way of signatures/ thumb imprints.
          • Convener/ priest has to give his accent as to the successful conduction.
          Time consumed:

          If preparations are done in advance, this step can be completed within 2-4 hours.

          Tentative Expense:

          Rs. 15000/-

          Inclusion:

          Institution’s fee/ charges

          Ceremony charges

          Priest/ convener’s fee

          Lawyer’s fee

          Certificate fee

          Basic Photography

          Necessary arrangements for rituals

          Step 2:
          Registration of Marriage:

          Filing for a valid marriage registration and obtaining a genuine marriage certificate from the office of the registrar:

          • Filling up of Marriage Registration Form.
          • Presentation of a stipulated set of Annexures, including affidavits (wherever needed) valid ID and birth proofs.
          • Attendance by witnesses along with their ID proof.
          Time consumed:

          If a file is prepared by an expert lawyer in marriage registration, the process gets completed in 2 visits which may consume one to two hours each.

          Tentative Expense:

          Rs. 15000/-

          Inclusions:  

          Court fee

          File preparation

          Filing charges

          Lawyer’s fee

          Stationary and Clerical Expenses.

          Step 3:

          Protection, Security, and Safety:

          (Applies where safety and security of the newly wedded couple needs to be ensured):

          • Invoking the powers of the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh, for protection of a runaway couple who has conducted a love marriage, and requesting an order in such regard, directing the concerned police authority to take necessary steps as to ensure the safety and protection of the couple.
          • Wherever necessary, additional steps can be taken for further safeguarding the rights and interest of a runaway couple who has conducted a love marriage. The steps may include intimating the corresponding police stations, informing any particular family member or relative, applying for a shelter in a public institution, or, seeking any specific relief as in the interest of justice.
          Tentative Expense (may vary case to case):

          Rs. 25000/-

          Inclusions:

          Court fee

          File preparation

          Filing charges

          Lawyer’s fee

          Stationary and Clerical Expenses.

          Any Notice/ Correspondence.

        • B. Court Marriage Registration in Chandigarh Under Special Marriage Act: (30-40 days)

          Suitable for:

          • Citizen/ Non-Citizen.
          • Non-believers/ Atheists
          • People of two different religions who are barred by their religion from marrying the other, and are not willing to convert for the purpose of marriage. (e.g. a Hindu and a Christian marrying without conversion).
          • People willing to enter into a legally valid marriage alliance registered in law, for protection of their rights in a marital relationship, but without observing religious rites, rituals, and wedding traditions.
          • Runaway couple, but, with ample time, no threat to life, and no will for ritualistic marriage.
          • Registration of marriage required for the purpose of going abroad – where parties do not want a ritualistic affair.

          Mandatory Requirement:

          • Parties must be of marriageable age – 21 for men and 18 for women.
          • Parties must be marriageable in law – single/ divorced and capable of giving a valid consent.
          • Documents in support of age and identity.
          • Minimum of 2 witnesses from each side.
          Step 1:
          Court Mariage Registration Under Special Marriage Act:

          Filing for a valid marriage registration and obtaining a genuine marriage certificate under the special marriage act, from the office of the registrar:

          • Filling up of marriage registration form along with the stipulated set of Annexures – affidavits (wherever needed), valid ID, address proof, birth proof, publication (wherever needed) etc.
          • Parties (Bride & Groom) have to mark their consent by way of signatures/ thumb imprints.
          • Witnesses have to mark their attendance by way of signatures/ thumb imprints.
          • Compliance with mandatory publication/ notice and a wait of 30 days.
          • Collecting the marriage certificate on completion of 30 days.
          Time consumed:

          2 – 3 visits to the court. Estimated time 32 – 40 days.

          • A mandatory period of 30 days is to be observed after publication/ notice is served at the addresses of the bride and the groom.

          If a file is prepared by an expert lawyer in marriage registration, the process gets completed in 2 visits (second being after a wait of 30 days). Each visit may consume about one to two hours.

          Tentative Expense:

          Rs. 25000/-

          Inclusions:

          Court fee

          File preparation

          Filing charges

          Lawyer’s fee

          Stationary and Clerical Expenses.

          Exclusion:

          Cost of publication

          Step 2:
          Protection, Security, and Safety:

          (Applies where safety & security of a newly wedded couple is a matter of concern):

          • Invoking the powers of the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh, for protection of a runaway couple who has conducted a love marriage, and requesting an order in such regard, directing the concerned police authority to take necessary steps as to ensure the safety and protection of the couple.
          • Wherever necessary, additional steps can be taken for further safeguarding the rights and interest of a runaway couple who has conducted a love marriage. The steps may include intimating the corresponding police stations, informing any particular family member or relative, applying for a shelter in a public institution, or, seeking any specific relief as in the interest of justice.
          Tentative Expense (may vary case to case):

          Rs. 25000/-

          Inclusions:

          Court fee

          File preparation

          Filing charges

          Lawyer’s fee

          Stationary and Clerical Expenses.

          Any Notice/ Correspondence

      • 2. Submit Court Marriage Application Form:

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        GO FOR A GENUINE COURT MARRIAGE REGISTRATION IN CHANDIGARH.

        Marriage in academic language denotes a legally and socially sanctioned union, usually between a man and a woman, that is regulated by laws, rules, customs, and beliefs, which prescribe rights and duties of the partners and accords status to their offspring. In a layman language, marriage can be understood as a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman for their mutual joy. In India, there are specific legislation enacted to govern the process of marriage solemnization, and registration between individuals. In case, where two people of marriageable age (21 years for males and 18 for females) are in love and wish to spend their life together in a wedlock, the law entitles them with a right to marry and they can easily go for a Court marriage registration in Chandigarh.

        HIRE WELL QUALIFIED LAWYERS:

        With a number of legal formalities to be dealt with in the process of Court marriage registration in Chandigarh, it becomes integral to hire the well-read and qualified marriage registration lawyers in Chandigarh who are well versed in the laws of matrimony and can help you in a seamless manner.

        WHERE IS COURT MARRIAGE REGISTRATION IN CHANDIGARH DONE?

        Registration of marriage is a written evidence of the same. The registration of marriage is done at the office of Registrar of Marriages. The documentary formalities for registration of marriage differ as per the laws, and this is why one needs to seek the help of the expert lawyers for court marriage registration in Chandigarh to escape any error in the process of registration.

        Court marriage registration in Chandigarh under Hindu Marriage Act

        The minimum age at the solemnization of marriage under the Act requires the bride to be of 18 years and groom to be of 21 years. An application for the registration of a Hindu Marriage, shall be in Form ‘A’ and shall be signed by each party to the marriage or by the guardian of such party and shall be presented in person before the Registrar in whose jurisdiction the marriage is solemnized or before the Registrar in whose jurisdiction either party to the marriage has been residing for at least six months immediately preceding the date of marriage.

        Court marriage registration in Chandigarh under the Special Marriage Act:

        For court marriage registration in Chandigarh under the Special Marriage Act, no religious ceremonies are required. The marriage is solemnized by a Marriage Officer appointed by the Government and the concerned parties to the marriage shall give notice to the Marriage Officer in the prescribed manner. The Marriage Officer shall enter this information in the Register maintained by him of this information and issue a public notice for the filing of the objection. The marriage is to be performed after 30 days of this public notice and before the expiry of two months from issue of notice.

        Before marriage, the applicants and three witnesses shall sign a declaration in the form specified. The Marriage Officer shall, if satisfied that all the conditions mentioned in Section 15 of the Act are fulfilled, enter a certificate of the marriage in the Marriage Certificate Book in the Form specified in the Fifth Schedule and such certificate shall be signed by the parties to the marriage and by three witnesses.

        The Punjab Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act, 2012

        Pursuant to the directions/ observations of the Supreme Court in Seema v. Ashwani Kumar many states have passed a law or framed rules for compulsory registration of marriages, and The Punjab Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act, 2012 provides for compulsory registration of marriages solemnised within the State under any law governing the parties irrespective of their religion, caste, creed or nationality.

        Under the Punjab Anand Marriages Registration Rules, 2016

        Anand marriage means Sikh marriage solemnized commonly by “Anand or Anand Karaj”. The Punjab Anand Marriages Registration Rules, 2016 were declared by the government and to register Anand marriage, Registrar (also known as Tehsildar or a Naib Tehsildar) or Sub Divisional Officer under whose jurisdiction such marriage solemnized are compulsory to be presented at the venue. Rules and regulations of Anand marriage in case of Foreign National (FN), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Non-resident Indian (NRI) must be checked priorly.

        Protection to Newlyweds by High Court:

        The gradual transition and shift in culture and morals in our society are at peak. Conflicts on a societal basis occur on a regular basis, and one primary concern in cases of matrimony are love marriages. With the increase in cases of honour killings, a couple of diverse background entering into wedlock invites a lot of trouble for themselves. Therefore, any such couple who has an apprehension of having a threat to his life and liberty can file a request to the Police and further present their protection application in the High Court of the state.

        It is advisable to read all the rules and laws related to the registration of marriage. However, to avoid any error, our best lawyers in Chandigarh can be sought for help as their expert skills may come to use in such situations.

        The Best Lawyers for court marriage registration in Chandigarh are well versed in the following laws:

        • The Hindu Marriage Act
        • Special Marriage Act
        • The Punjab Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act, 2012
        • Punjab Anand Marriages Registration Rules, 2016
        • Hindu Adoptions, and Maintenance Act
        • Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act
        • The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, and
        • The Indian Divorce (Amendment) Act

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