Originally from: Central and Eastern European Legal Materials
Estonia: Family Law Act
PART 1: MARRIAGE
CHAPTER 1: CONTRACTION OF MARRIAGE
§ 1. Prerequisites for contraction of marriage
(1) A marriage is contracted between a man and a woman.
(2) Only adults may get married.
(3) A court may extend the active legal capacity of a person who has attained at least 15 years of age pursuant to the provisions concerning the extension of active legal capacity of minors for the performance of acts required for the contraction of marriage and for the exercise of the rights and performance of the obligations related to marriage.
(4) An adult with restricted active legal capacity may marry only if he or she understands sufficiently the legal consequences of marriage. If a guardian has been appointed to a person, it is presumed that the person is unable to understand the legal consequences of marriage unless otherwise provided in the ruling concerning the appointment of a guardian.
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