Optional marriage preparation course approved by House of Representatives


Published: 2018-12-09 14:07

Last Updated: 2021-10-16 12:11


After the Jordanian House of Representatives raised the legal age of marriage to 16, instead of 15, on Sunday, December 9, it also approved a paragraph in the Interim Personal Status Law that allows for an “optional marriage preparation course” for couples who are exploring the idea of getting married.

Paragraph I in Article 36 of the Law states that the Chief Justice of Jordan has the authority to conduct the preparatory courses for whoever wishes to take them, under instructions to be issued for this purpose.

A marriage preparation course is designed to help couples understand how to navigate their relationship after tying the knot, in order to avoid unnecessary arguments and conflict.

Details about the course to be held in Jordan are yet to be revealed, however, you can get an idea of what to potentially expect by clicking here.