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I LIVE IN INDIA,I BELONG TO CHRISTIAN FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO GET MARRIED WITH MY FATHER'S BROTHER DAUGHTER(cousin), PLEASE LET ME KNOW IS THIS POSSIBLE IF WE DO THIS AS PER LAW, LET ME KNOW ABOUT INDIAN MARRIAGE ACT AND INDIAN MARRIAGE ACT

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Re:  Cousin Marriage

Hi Nelson,

I would suggest you talk to a family law attorney where you live.

Here in the United States, for instance, every state has its own laws about Family Marriage.  

Cousin marriage is permitted by some states and not permitted by others.

And each state may further restrict cousin marriage.  For example, Some states allow cousins who cannot have children together to be married and those that can have children together cannot be married.

And of course all jurisdictions regulate the ages of people getting married.

By the way, research has shown that all things being equal, cousins do not have a higher risk of children with birth defects than non-cousins.

Marriage is just the first step, what about being happy and staying together?

We live in a society with other people.  What about family, social and religious influences?  Societal approval or disapproval can affect a marriage.

Wishing you the best of luck,
John Silver, PhD

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Online Therapy and Counseling Until Midnight, specializing in Online Therapy including Office, Email, Telephone and Web Counseling, Directed by Dr. John Silver, Certified Online Therapist, Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, Certified Psychoanalyst, Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT), Certified Addictions Specialist and Certified Sex Counselor offers a Free Office, Phone or Video Consultation, Free Email Advice, a Sliding Fee Scale, Same Day Appointments, Night and Weekend Hours in Los Angeles, Seattle and Virtually World Wide. ____________________________________________________________________________ Dr. Silver was classically trained in Psychoanalysis, became proficient in the modern Evidence-Based, Outcome-Measured Modalities like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as experienced in the Cutting-Edge Technology of TeleHealth. He Directed a Counseling Center for over 15 years in which he was responsible for the care of 1000s of Patients, the Training of 100s of Therapists and the Development of a recognized Clinic offering high quality services at a Low Fee; was a PsychoSocial Researcher at the RAND Corporation, Los Angeles County/USC Psychiatric and Camarillo State Hospitals; a Montessori School Psychologist; a Specialist in Child Therapy for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Reiss-Davis Child Study Center and other positions of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Consultation.

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