Court marriage in India is a very simple process. Court marriage is the marriage between two people who are eligible to marry without any discrimination based on their caste, religion, gender, nationality in front of the court. It takes place in front of a marriage officer and generally three witnesses are presented. It is very different from traditional marriage. You also need a notice period of 30 days. The marriage is done with all the rules and regulations stated under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
Following are the several rules and regulations of court marriage in India:
The boy should be above 21 years and the girl should be above 18 years. The bill has been passed to raise the minimum age to 21 years for girls to get married.
There should be no pre-existing marriage of any party. If there is, then the divorce should have been taken or the ex-partner has died.
Free consent should be taken by both parties.
Two of them should not be related to each other.
Advantages of court marriage
Court marriage has its advantages and they are as follows:
It is economical: You do not need to spend a lump sum amount of money to get married. Instead, you can spend this money for any other use.
It is fast: It does not involve a lot of time as there are no rituals to be performed. Only a few hours are required to get the marriage done if all the documents are presented.
They are less pressured: Only close relatives and friends are invited to court marriages. You do not need to make a huge wedding guests list.
Court marriages in Delhi are creating a mindset that you do not need a huge amount of money to get married.