Marriage and dating in brazil
As I am (once again) experiencing issues with a Brazilian woman, Nick shared this blog post with me.It provides advice to American men regarding dating Brazilian women, and is written by a Brazilian woman currently living in the states who writes under the name Brasil Magic. As I happen to be pretty much the reciprocal of Brasil Magic – an American man living in Brazil – I thought I’d offer up my own thoughts. Today women are dentists and doctors and lawyers and business owners.But I will again note that, although Brazilian women can sometimes be maddening, I’m hooked. John Still hanging out in Brazil Come visit beautiful Brazil!Maybe you’ll find the woman you’ve been dreaming of!Religious ceremonies may be performed but they are not legally recognized, therefore they are also not considered legally binding.
Every region, district or municipality in Brazil has a registry office which is responsible for the registration and documentation of the general public’s civil affairs.
Same-sex marriages are not legal and same-sex cohabitation agreements are not recognized by law.
However, as of May 2011, there have been changes to the recognition of same-sex unions: see the section on 'Same-sex Unions' for more detailed information.
Once the above documents have been filed and the fees paid, a waiting period of 30 days begins for the marriage license to be approved. All individuals, regardless of nationality, who desire to be married in Brazil, must comply with the Brazilian Law.
From this point, the marriage licence is valid for three months during which time the parties may legally get married. The process must begin at a Brazilian notarial office (Cartório), and according to the local law, the office chosen depends on the parties' Brazilian residence.