38032
Japan Revises Remarriage Law
People

Japan Revises Remarriage Law

The Japanese government approved a bill Tuesday shortening the waiting period for remarriage imposed on women after a divorce to 100 days from the current six months.
The bill effectively removes the waiting period for most women by providing an exemption for those with a doctor’s certificate showing they were not pregnant at the time of their divorce, Japan Today reported.
The current century-old ban is aimed at limiting uncertainty over the paternity of children conceived shortly before or after a divorce. Men may remarry immediately.
The Supreme Court ruled the length of the ban unconstitutional in December, calling it an “excessive restriction” on the freedom of marriage and recommending a 100-day waiting period in light of modern advances in determining paternity.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/v5QM4H
  1. http://goo.gl/8qqCkW
  • http://goo.gl/mitdHM
  • http://goo.gl/UsRJLD
  • http://goo.gl/IN4ntw
  • http://goo.gl/27MIgV

Trending

Googleplus