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Intricacies of German Martial Law on marriage

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Germany   years 1939–1951   law   marriage   divorce   post mortem


In the majority, young men participated in World War II, so German authorities were compelled to change some provisions of marriage law. First, some formal requirements for getting married were limited. Then the possibility of entering into a proxy marriage was introduced, when the groom was a soldier. Marriages with dead soldiers were also allowed. Divorces issued after the death of a spouse were allowed, not only in relation to marriages with soldiers. In the Federal Republic of Germany legal effects of announcing the conclusion of a post mortem marriage were regulated, giving a woman and a child born after concluding such a marriage certain rights.These legal transformations show that “in service” of demographic, social, ideological, political and moral reasons, the legislator is able to make surprising and abrupt normative changes, which sometimes, prima facie, seem to be risky, but not always deserving of condemnation.

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ISSN 2300-7249   ISSN 0239-6661




PAd P 101182 II



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