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Law Summary

In France, you can legally marry a dead person as long as preliminary civic formalities have been completed which show that you and your fiancee had planned to marry before your fiancee died.

Full Text of the Law

In France, you can legally marry a dead person as long as preliminary civic formalities have been completed which show that you and your fiancee had planned to marry before your fiancee died. It requires special clearance from the French president.

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About This Law

In December 1959, when the Malpasset Dam burst in southern France, Charles de Gaulle drafted a law which would allow a widow to marry her dead husband. It is now possible in France to apply for post-mortem matrimony.


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