Marriage Greek Legislation on Marriage and Family

  • Civil Code

    Article 1350 -Terms for the contracting of marriage

    For the contracting of marriage the agreement of the future spouses is required. The related declarations are done in person and without conditions or time limits. The future spouses must have completed the eighteenth year of their age. The court, after hearing the future spouses and the persons who have the custody of the minor, may allow the marriage even before the completion of that age, if performing of the marriage is imposed by an important reason.

    Article1354- Impediment by an existing marriage 

    The contracting of marriage is impeded, before the existing marriage is dissolvedor annulled irrevocably. The spouses may repeat the contracting ofmarriage with each other even beforeits annulment.
    Article 1357 –Relative by affinity

    The marriage is impeded between relatives by affinity in the direct lineal relationship without limitation and in a collateral relationship up to the third degree.

  • Law 147/1914 (Government Gazette of Hellenic RepublicA/25/1-2-1914) «Law 147 regarding the applicable law and the judicial organization for annexed countries»

    Article 4

    The matters regarding the marriage between persons of Muslim or Jewish faith, namely the contracting and the dissolution of the marriage, the personal relationships between spouses and the relative relations are governed by their sacred laws and judged under them. 

  • Law 1920/1991 Validation of the 24 Dec.1990 legislative act«On Muslim Religious Officials» (Official Gazette of the Hellenic Republic 182 A)

    Article 5 - Dutiesof theMufti

    1. The Mufti has jurisdiction among Muslim Greek citizens of his region on marriages, divorces, alimonies, custodies, guardianships, emancipation of minors, Muslim wills, and indiviso inheritance, if these relations are governed by the Sacred Muslim Law (Sharia
    2. Those decisions issued by the Mufti on cases of disputed jurisdiction cannot be executed nor provide precedent, if not declared executable by the Single-Judge Court of First Instanceof the region where the Mufti is based, under the court procedure of voluntary jurisdiction. The courtinvestigates only whether the decision was issued within the limits of the jurisdiction held by the Mufti and whether the provisions applied, arein contrary to the Constitution. The decision issued by the Single-JudgeCourt of First Instance can be appealed beforethe relevant Multi-Membered First Instance Court, which hears the appeal under the same court procedure. The decision issued by the Multi-Membered First Instance Court cannot be challenged by any regular or extraordinary appeal action.