Court Marriage in Pakistan
Marriage is an official union of a man and woman who decide to spend their lives together. Traditionally, marriages are solemnized in a big social gathering, in front of families, relatives, and friends of the bride and groom. The marriage ceremony is comprised of different functions like Dholki, Mehndi, Baraat and Valima reception. Hundreds of thousands of rupees are spent to organize and conduct a marriage. In some cases, a loan is borrowed for this purpose. There is a lot of financial pressure on the bride’s family in order to meet societal norms. Moreover, in a case, if a man is not financially stable, then society does not allow him to marry and start a happy and satisfactory family life. The society has made marriage so much difficult and complicated that people reach to mid-thirties till they get married. This has increased the level of unrest and frustration among the masses. The other aspect of delayed marriages is that young people use immoral and haram ways to meet their emotional and physical needs. This is a reason why pre-marital relationships are common these days. We all would agree that we as humans have certain needs to fulfill. We are social animals. And we all need partners to live a peaceful family life. But society has made marriage too difficult for both a man and a woman.
WHAT IS COURT MARRIAGE?
The Good news is that the Pakistani law allows a couple to use their right to marriage and to get into an official union through the court marriage.
Court marriage is not that complicated as it may seem. Rather it is very simple and easy to follow. The court marriage is an official union of a man and a woman which is solemnized under the court of law.
Court marriage is solemnized with the help of a lawyer and is conducted in front of the Registrar/Magistrate, who makes the marriage legal and official.
The Nikah-Nama which is also known as a marriage contract is issued and registered by the local Nikah Registrar. And the Nadra marriage certificate is issued by the Union Council of your locality. Here it is important to know that the registration of a marriage is necessary as the non-registered marriage is considered a criminal offense.
CONSEQUENCES OF COURT MARRIAGE IN PAKISTAN:
One might think about the consequences of court marriage, especially in Pakistani society. We live in a traditional society and people are not given their basic rights as given by the law. We may hear the stories of serious reactions of the families towards the marriage of choice by a couple. In some cases, the bride’s family lodges an FIR of abduction and charge for Zina against the husband of their daughter and his family for harassment and later demand for a divorce. However, the statement of the girl invalidates the FIR and makes it baseless.
AWARENESS REGARDING COURT MARRIAGE IN PAKISTAN:
A couple who decides of a court marriage lacks proper guidance and information regarding the court marriage. They are not aware of their rights given by the law. As the court marriage in Pakistan is conducted through the honorable court, therefore, the court and the law, both protect the rights of individuals and provide them legal protection. Court marriage has a strong legal foundation and has an unshakeable value. Today or tomorrow, society will have to accept a court marriage. People just need a little awareness about their rights and know how to use them to materialize their dream of marriage in a legal and halal way.
Our proficient court marriage lawyers at Right Law Associates are specialized in the court marriage in Pakistan. We have successfully arranged several court marriages and the couples are living a happy peaceful life. We understand that marriage is your legal right and ensure to make it easy and convenient for you. Considering your wish and dream to marry your loved one, our court marriage lawyers will take care of all of the procedures of court marriage and solemnize your big event officially and legally with ease and convenience.
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REASONS FOR COURT MARRIAGE IN PAKISTAN:
There are many reasons for people opting for court marriage in Pakistan. A few are underlined below:
- Parents of a man and woman don’t agree to arrange a marriage for them
- Couple fears that they will not be able to live with their loved one with their family permission
- Class or cultural difference will act as a barrier between the marriage
- A couple does not wish to get indulged in an expensive wedding ceremony just as a show-off to the society
- Today’s environment which promotes a union of the opposite sex in the educational and workplaces
- The social transformation which has occurred due to modern lifestyle, technology, and increased awareness through media
- People getting aware of their basic rights and are confident to live their lives according to their choice
WHO HAS A RIGHT OF COURT MARRIAGE?
Anyone who wishes to marry his or her loved one can opt for court marriage in Pakistan. According to the West Pakistan rules under Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961, any man and woman can marry his or her opposite sex and the law of the state is bound to protect and ensure the rights of court marriage in Pakistan.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COURT MARRIAGE:
However, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to arrange a court marriage in Pakistan, which are stated as under:
1- The age of the Bride and groom should be 18 years or more. The federal Shariat court has decided that under the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 setting. The Minimum age limit at 16 years for Girl’s Marriage would help’s girls get at least a basic education
2- There must be free will and consent of both the bride and the groom without any pressure or a treat.
3- The court marriage will be solemnized between the opposite sex, which means gay and lesbian marriages cannot be taken place as per the Pakistani law
THE PROCEDURE OF MUSLIM COURT MARRIage
The procedure of court marriage in Pakistan is very easy and simple. You need to contact us at least 1 day in advance for your court marriage. It will allow us to prepare all the required documents for your court marriage.
To solemnize your court marriage, we will take you to the court where both the bride and the groom record their statements and show your free will and consent in front of the Magistrate. It is important to note that no court marriage in Pakistan could occur in case of any pressure or compulsion to any party.
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE OF COURT MARRIAGE
1- The couple will be arriving at our office on the set time. To make a procedure smooth and quick, we will arrange Nikah Khuwan / Nikah Registrar, Stamp vendor, Notary Public or Oath commissioner
2- Consultation with our lawyer regarding the matters of dower/Maher and other related matters that protect the rights of the couple
3- Nikah will be solemnized by the Nikah Khuwan as per the Islamic tradition. The nikah will be registered by the Nikah registrar. However, the Nadra Marriage Certificate will be issued by the local Union Council later.
4- Followed by the Nikah the bride will be required to sign an affidavit showing her affirmation, which will be attested by the Notary Public or the Oath Commissioner
5- In order to ensure the protection of couple and any unfortunate action by the parents or families of the bride and groom, a statement of the bride shall be recorded before the Session Judge through filing a petition
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THE PROCEDURE OF HINDU COURT MARRIAGE IN PAKISTAN
The procedure of Hindu court marriage in Pakistan is more or less similar to that of the Muslim court marriage. Earlier, the Hindu court marriages were not registered in Pakistan. However, The Hindu Marriage Act 2017 which was passed in the National assembly allows Hindu court marriages to be registered in Pakistan.
The only requirement for the Hindu court marriage in Pakistan is that both the bride and groom should be a minimum of 18 years old and should not be previously married. Moreover, in order to qualify for the Hindu court marriage in Pakistan, both of the parties should not be within the prohibited degrees of relationship. The marriage will be registered through the marriage registrar appointed by the Government. The Hindu marriage certificates are called Shadi Parat.
However, after marriage, if it is found that the above Hindu court marriage criteria were not met before the marriage then the marriage shall be null and void. Furthermore, if there is no sexual intercourse between the couple or if the marriage resulted through any fraud or any force, in that case, any of the spouses are allowed to file a case in the court and appeal to consider the marriage as invalid.
If you belong to the Hindu community and require further information regarding the Hindu court marriage in Pakistan then call us today at 0316-6644789 and speak to our experienced court marriage lawyer. Our lawyers are ready to provide you a free consultation regarding the entire procedure of Hindu court marriage in Pakistan.
THE PROCEDURE OF CHRISTIAN COURT MARRIAGE IN PAKISTAN:
The Christian court marriage in Pakistan is also similar to the Muslim or Hindu court marriage. The basic requirements of court marriage are the same. The Only difference between the Muslim and Christian court marriage is that the marriage ceremony will be solemnized in front of the Pastor (in the case of Protestant) or the Priest ( Pubically called Father) at the church. The rest of the procedure of Christian court marriage is the same.
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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR COURT MARRIAGE IN PAKISTAN
We require the following documents from you in order to solemnize your court marriage in Pakistan:
1- CNIC copies of the bride and the groom.
2- In case, you do not have a CNIC, then we need B form or any other educational document like matriculation certificate to use as evidence of your age.
3- CNIC copies of two witnesses. In case, you do not have witnesses, then we will arrange witnesses for you.
4- In the case of the second marriage, then you need to submit the Divorce or Death Certificate. Also, a permission letter from the Union Council is required for the second marriage.
5- An Affidavit of the bride as evidence of her free will and consent (we will arrange the affidavit for you).
WE WILL GIVE YOU THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS AFTER YOUR COURT MARRIAGE
After the successful court marriage procedure in Pakistan, we will provide you the following documents which you can use as evidence for your legal and official marriage. These documents will provide you security and protection against any unfortunate event which you may face by your family in the future.
1- Attested copy of the marriage certificate
2- Attested copy of the petition
3- Attested copy of the affidavit
4- Attested copy of the statement before the court
5- Attested copy of court orders to ensure your legal safety and protection
How Right Law Associates Can Help You in Court Marriage?
Right Law Associates is a team of proficient civil lawyers who are experienced in family cases. We deal in court marriage, online marriage, child custody, and other civil cases. We create awareness among the masses regarding the legal rights given by Pakistani law, which most of the people are not aware of. We understand that civil cases are delicate and sensitive therefore we respect and ensure the client’s privacy.
Before taking any civil case, we gain the client’s trust by providing them full guidance and support regarding the court procedures. Events like court marriage and online marriage are of high importance in the lives of people. Therefore, we pursue each case with delicacy. Our expertise in the field allows us to solemnize the court marriage and online marriage with perfection.
Right Law associates have offices in Karachi and Islamabad. You can call us today at 0316-6644789 for Free guidance and consultation regarding the court marriage in Pakistan. Our expert court marriage lawyers in Karachi and court marriage lawyers in Islamabad will assist you with their best court marriage services.