CUBAN DIVORCE LAW
11th May of 1934
Dissolution of the matrimonial vinculum and causes.
ARTICLE 1: The divorce that this Law establishes will be applied to
elsewhere, and will produce the dissolution of the matrimonial vinculum
and the other effects stated in this Law.
ARTICLE 2: The legal suit for the dissolution of the matrimonial
vinculum ordained in this Law can be established by the innocent or the
ARTICLE 3: The Divorce will be decree dissolving the matrimonial
vinculum by mutual dissent of the parties, or by any of the following
1st - Adultery
2nd- Any act of the husband that may trend to prostitute the wife
or any act of
conyugae to corrupt or prostitute the children of any of them, or the
co-participation, or gain in their corruption or prostitution.
3rd - Any grave bodily injury.
4th - Grave and reiterated verbal injuries (contumelious Language)
5th - The commission after matrimony of a grave crime,
consummated or frustrated as direct author or accomplice provided the
culprit has been sentenced to any perpetual prison term excepting that
of inhabilitation, reclusion temporal o perpetual, in any of its
degrees, or State Prison in its highest grade, and after the condemning
sentence is firm.
6th - The commission of a grave crime in the degrees of
consummated, frustrated or atemptive, and as direct author, accomplice
or abettor, against the person of either conyugae, or the children of
any of them and after the sentence is firm.
7th - Consuetudinary inebriety (drunkness)
8th - The inveterated vice of gambling.
9th - The voluntary abandonment of the home without interruption for more than 6 months.
10th - The non-sustainment of the home by either conyugae.
11th - The lapse of 6 months after the judicial declaration of
absence without knowledge of the where–abouts of the missing conyugae.
12th - Contagious sickness of sexual origin.
13th - The separation of the conyugae during more than 6 months,
by rupture of conyugal life in common, or by the refusal of any of them
to continue it.
14th - Chronic insanity after 2 years of the resolution or sentence declaring it.
15th - Disparity or incompatibility of character between the
conyugae or the reiterated disagreements between them in such a manner
that conyugal life is not normal.
16th - Any vice, or lack of morality that may hurt the honor, credit or fame of either conyugae.
17th - The continuous use (or vice) of heroic drugs, or any other stupefying substances.
18th - Bigamy
ARTICLE 26 - The marriage certificates of the parties, or the
certificates of birth of their children, when these have been
registered in foreign Country, might be substituted through an
affidavit sworn before a Notary Public (in Cuba) in which all the
necessary data shall be included.
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