Another function performed by the ketubah amount was to provide a disincentive for the husband contemplating divorcing his wife: he would need to have the amount to be able to pay to the wife.And the term diminish, which means to lessen, shows the man must treat her as if he was not married to another.
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Wicca Wiccan marriages are commonly known as handfastings.Archived from the original (PDF) on Retrieved "Two in Three Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage ".References Haviland, William.; Prins, Harald.
Buddhists are expected to follow the civil laws regarding marriage laid out by their respective governments.New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.This is the case, for example, in Australia.
As part of the Counter-Reformation, in 1563 the Council of Trent decreed that a Roman Catholic marriage would be recognized only if the marriage ceremony was officiated by a priest with two witnesses.Tracking the occurrence of polygamy is further complicated in jurisdictions where it has been banned, but continues to be practiced ( de facto polygamy ).