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Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law, 14th Edition by Fawcett, James J; Carruthers, Janeen M (4th September 2008) [OLD EDITION]

Part V Family Law, Ch.20 Marriage and Other Adult Relationships

J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, Solicitor
Edited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA

From: Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law (14th Edition)

James J Fawcett, Janeen M Carruthers
Edited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)

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From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 November 2019

Marriage — Public policy — Capacity of parties
A contract to marry differs fundamentally from a commercial contract, 2 since it creates a status that affects both the parties themselves and the society to which they belong. It is sui generis . It is fulfilled on the solemnisation of the marriage ceremony, and thereafter there is a change in the law that governs the relationship between the parties. There are many different situations in which the existence of a marriage must be established as a preliminary to legal proceedings. The matter may concern many different parts of the law. Thus the institution of a...
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