Posthumous marriage are legal in France (3/5)

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    According to France ‘civil code’ marrying someone who is no mare is legal, the practice was quite prevalent in the country during the first world war when women will marry their fiance’s after they are no more.

    This practice was official legalized in 1957 when a dam broke and killed 400 and a grieving woman pledged to marry her lost lover. however, the law requires the living person to prove that the couple already intended to marry.

    Also, the living person cannot inherit the asset belonging to the departed one, so as to prevent opportunists from misusing the law.

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