New Civil Code Article 392 - Persons who can authorize and celebrate the marriage

Book 2 : Title III: Ch I : Sec III : Article 392

Article 392 - Persons who can authorize and celebrate the marriage. They people can authorize the marriage: (a) the representatives of any religion who are accredited by their congregation for it; (b) notaries admitted to the exercise of their profession in Puerto Rico; (c) the judges of the General Court of Justice of Puerto Rico; (d) the judges and magistrates of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico; and (e) the judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. It will be the judge's obligation to authorize the marriage rites free of cost. When the marriage is authorized outside the municipality in which the judge exercises his office or outside the hours in which he renders his official duties, he may collect the fee agreed with the interested parties. (Translated) <<<>>>> (Original Spanish) Artículo 392.-Personas que pueden autorizar y celebrar el matrimonio. Pueden autorizar el matrimonio: (a) los representantes de cualquier religión que estén acreditados por su congregación para ello; (b) los notarios admitidos al ejercicio de su profesión en Puerto Rico; (c) los jueces del Tribunal General de Justicia de Puerto Rico; (d) los jueces y magistrados del Tribunal de Distrito de Estados Unidos para el Distrito de Puerto Rico; y (e) los jueces del Tribunal de Apelaciones de Estados Unidos para el Primer Circuito. Será obligación del juez autorizar los ritos matrimoniales libres de costos. Cuando el matrimonio se autorice fuera del municipio en que el juez ejerce su cargo o fuera de las horas en que rinde sus labores oficiales, este podrá cobrar el honorario que acuerde con las partes interesadas.

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