COURT MARRIAGE IN PANCHKULA
Court marriage is solution of the many problems like if bride is Hindu and groom is Muslim, what to do? Boy is a foreigner and the girl is a resident of Panchkula. what to do? Cultural marriage is already fixed for the end of the year or any other specific date but need marriage certificate earlier and boy & girl both have to go out India immediately after the marriage, what to do? Then the only answer is Court Marriage.
Court marriage is not an offense; it is a good option for performing the marriage with the limited source. Everybody knows that if they would like to go out of India as a spouse then they must require a marriage certificate.
Court marriage performed under Special Marriage Act 1954
A court marriage is always performed under the special marriage Act 1954. As per the section 4 of the Special marriage Act it is clear that Under this Section, marriage between any two persons can be solemnized if neither party has spouse living, neither party is suffering from disabilities mentioned in Sub-sections (b) and (d) and the male has completed the age of 21 years and female the age of 18 years. From the words “persons” used in this Section, it is clear that for solemnization of marriage under the Special Marriage Act, it is not necessary that either one of the parties or both the parties should be citizen of India. In other words, marriage under the Special Marriage Act may be solemnized between two citizens of India or two foreigners or between a citizen of India and a foreigner. This is further clear from Section 1(2) of the Special Marriage Act, whereby it has been extended to whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir and applies also to citizens of India domiciled in the territories to which the Act extends and who are in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, the Special condition that both parties should be Indian citizens applies only where this Act is made applicable to territories of Jammu and Kashmir.
Need to appear before the Marriage officer Panchkula –
Every district has a marriage officer, we are residing in the area of tricity Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula and each district has its own marriage officer and every office has its own work style and own specific conditions.
A major step of the court marriage is giving an appearance before the marriage officer. Sometimes an officer is in-charge of more than one department and in the case of a marriage officer the same condition has been applied. Therefore marriage officers give specific dates and time for appearance after moving the application of solemnization of marriage.
No separate registration is required in Panchkula –
Basic difference between court marriage and marriage registration is one is performance of marriage and another is registration of marriage. Actually court marriage is two-in-one. By performing the court marriage, couples perform the marriage as well as register the marriage after that couple isn’t required to separate registration of marriage. Court marriage is a complete process of documents. A couple applies for performing the marriage before the office of marriage officer with all the required documents and if all conditions and documents are complete ten marriage is fulfilled on the completion of the notice period.
Why Notice period?
Who is the groom, what does he do, what is his earning? Who is the bride and what is her qualification? Does she know about household work and cooking also? And the most important thing, who is the mediator of the relationship, is he verifies everything about the boy or girl. Same thing is applied by the Marriage officer by issuing public notice regarding the solemnization of marriage in newspapers, Panchkula and pasting the notice in the office where the eyes of a common person easily go for verifying the marital status of the parties, residence status of the parties, to find out any relations between boy and girl which prohibit to perform the marriage.
The period of notice is 30 days, we can also called 30 days waiting period. In these 30 days the marriage officer received any objection from the public regarding the status of the parties then he called the parties and asked them to remove the objections and if the parties succeeded in removing the objection, then the marriage officer solemnized the marriage and issued the marriage certificate to the parties.
Power of marriage officer Panchkula–
A marriage officer has a complete power to solemnize the marriage, taking objection regarding the marriage, examining the evidence and passing any order regarding refusal to perform the marriage and issue the certificate of marriage.
A court marriage is 35 to 40 days without a ritual process. when you include a ritual process in your marriage ( seven Phere or four lavan) and after that go for registration of marriage that’s not called court marriage. It’s called marriage registration.