1. In direct lineage, ascendants and descendants and relatives on the same family line;
2. In collateral lineage, brother and sister, uncle and niece, nephew and aunt, and between
relatives in the category of brother-in-law and sister-in-law, if the marriage which produced the
bond was dissolved through divorce;
3. A man and a woman who breastfed him;
4. A man and the daughter of his former wife born of another union;
5. A wife and a son of her former husband born of another union;
6. A man and the former wife of his fore-fathers on direct and collateral lineage;
7. A wife and a former husband of her ascendants on direct and collateral lineage;
8. An adopter and his/her adopted child;
9. An adopted child and the children of his/her adopter;
10. An adopted child and his/her adopter's spouse and vice versa between the adopter and the
spouse of his/her adopted child;
11. Children adopted by the same person.
Nevertheless, the public prosecutor, seized by any interested person, can lift prohibitions for serious
reasons between relatives in direct lineage and in collateral lineage in the category of brother-in-law
and sister-in-law, if the person who initiated the bond is dead.
Oppositions to marriage
Art. 8. - When an event which may constitute an impediment to a marriage, is brought to the attention
of the civil status registrar competent to proceed with the celebration, he must postpone it and notify,
within forty-eight hours, the public prosecutor who can either ask him to override the opposition, or to
oppose the marriage.
The public prosecutor can also file an opposition to a marriage when an impediment is brought
directly to his knowledge.
Art. 9. - The public prosecutor notifies the opposition through administrative channels to the civil
status registrar who prepares a note to that effect. The latter notifies the opposition to the spouses-tobe and refers them to seek clearance from the competent court.
Art. 10. – The lifting of the opposition can be requested for by the spouses-to-be through application
to the court in the jurisdiction where the marriage is to be celebrated.
The court seized deliberates on the matter within ten days. The court deliberates within the month of
the appeal by the spouses-to-be or the public prosecutor.
Art. 11. - No other opposition, for the same cause, can be made to a marriage, once it has been
cleared of a first opposition.
Art. 12. - The civil status registrar seized of the opposition cannot proceed with the celebration of the
marriage, as long as the clearance has not been pronounced.
Once the clearance decision becomes irrevocable, it is notified to the civil status registrar, by the
public prosecutor, using the administrative format, or by the interested parties, using a copy of the


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