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Tendencies of Legal Regulation of Marriage in Ukraine

M.O. Reznikova, M.V. Voliuvach

The family is the main element of society. Today family dispute is the category of disputes which we unfortunately meet most often in everyday life.

Marriage is the oldest social institution that emerged in primitive society much earlier than states, nations, classes, and changed significantly in form, content, type and function during its existence. Since ancient times, issues related to the settlement of various aspects of family relationships in the context of marriage and divorce, as well as the legal mechanism that guarantees the protection of individual rights and morals in society, have always attracted attention.

The connection between legal and moral laws had its peculiarities in different historical sections and ethnicities. Divorce in the modernist environment of the progress of marriage and family relations remains the most popular form of marriage termination for the future life of the couple. This situation requires generalization of knowledge about the order, features and consequences of marriage dissolution at different stages of society and in modern conditions of life.

The article deals with the historical development of legal regulation of marriage termination in the territory of modern Ukraine. Particular attention is paid to the causes and reasons for the termination of marriage at each stage of the development of legal thought. Legal and historical analysis of the influence on the development of family relations in society on legal thought is made. In this article we will analyze the institution of divorce. The conclusion is made about the influence of historical aspects of formation of the institution of marriage dissolution on the modern Ukrainian legislation.

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