State registration of marriage
Same-sex marriage
Family law
Traditional family
Civil partnership
Marriage and family relations

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Havrik, R. ., Fatah, A. A. ., Ustinova-Boichenko, H. ., Yamkovyi, V. ., & Yunatskyi, M. . (2023). LEGAL REGULATION OF DE FACTO MARRIAGE. Lex Humana (ISSN 2175-0947), 15(1), 370–382. Retrieved from


Nowadays, apart from the existence of the institution of marriage in the traditional sense, the world is witnessing the spread of the model of men and women, as well as same-sex persons, living together as a family without official state registration of the fact of creating such a family. The issue of de facto marriage is becoming increasingly widespread and socially important in society. Every year, fewer people want to register their family relationships. At the same time, the legislator is trying to develop, improve and implement legal mechanisms to protect the interests of people in such relationships. In the course of the study, systemic-structural, comparative, logical, and linguistic methods, analysis, synthesis, induction, deduction, abstraction, and idealization were applied to study and process materials in the field of regulatory guidance of de facto marriage. Moreover, a questionnaire survey served to clarify certain issues in this area in practice. In the course of the study, the most important trends in the scientific literature on the issue of actual marital relations have been outlined. Based on the results of a questionnaire survey, the author elucidates the point of view of practicing lawyers and scholars who study marital relations on certain practical aspects of this issue.



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