Country Bulgaria
Year 2009
Type of Measure Other relevant laws > Family law
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description


Article 12

(1) A marriage may be contracted by a person who has completed eighteen years of age.

(2) Where there are important reasons which necessitate this as an exception, the marriage may be entered into by a person who has completed sixteen years of age with the permission of the president of the regional court at the place of residence of the person. Where both parties are minors and live in different regions permission is given by the president of the court of the place of residence of one of the persons contracting the marriage by their choice. 

(3) The president hears the minor,his/her parents or guardian. The opinion of the the marrying adult, the parents or the guardian may be submitted in writing with their signatures attested by the Notary public.                                                                                                                         

(4) Upon marriage, the minor shall acquire legal competence but may dispose with immovable property only with the consent of the district judge at the place of permanent residence of the minor.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Bulgaria to the questionnaire on Beijing +15, 2009

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