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Rules respecting the solemnization of civil marriages and civil unions

Schedule III (s. 8)

FORM USED FOR A CIVIL MARRIAGE

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(name of wife)


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(name of husband)


before uniting you in the bonds of marriage, I am required to read to you
certain articles of the Civil Code which set out the rights and duties of
spouses:

Article 392. The spouses have the same rights and obligations in marriage.

They owe each other respect, fidelity, succour and assistance.

They are bound to live together.

Article 393. In marriage, both spouses retain their respective names and
exercise their civil rights under those names.

Article 394. The spouses together take in hand the moral and material
direction of the family, exercise parental authority and assume the tasks
resulting therefrom.

Article 395. The spouses choose the family residence together.

In the absence of an express choice, the family residence is presumed
to be the residence where the members of the family live while carrying
on their principal activities.

Article 396. The spouses contribute towards the expenses of the marriage
in proportion to their respective means.

The spouses may make their respective contributions by their activities
within the home.

See also
Rules respecting the solemnization of civil marriages and civil unions
Civil Union
Marriage
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