Re: Divorce and Remarriage in 19th C Poland #poland


Joachim Mugdan
 

Carolynne Veffer asked:

>  In 19th century Poland could you get a civil divorce? If you were divorced (at least a Jewish get), could you remarry and have a civil second marriage?

 

Civil marriage and divorce did not exist in Russian Poland (Congress Poland), the region Carolynne had in mind. In Prussia, including Prussian Poland (Posen etc.), only civil marriages were recognized by the state from 1874 on and a religious marriage had to be preceded by a civil one. In the Austrian part of Poland, religious marriage was the norm; civil marriage was permitted only for people who could not have a religious marriage, e.g. if they did not belong to any religious community. In the Polish state that was created after WW I, these differences continued to exist.

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Joachim Mugdan

Basel, Switzerland

JGFF Researcher 5749

 


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Joachim Mugdan

Basel, Switzerland

JGFF Researcher 5749

 

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