Law on Marriage and Family No. 52/2014/QH13 dated June 19, 2014 takes effect on January 01, 2015 (replaces the Law on Marriage and Family No. 22/2000/QH10 dated June 09, 2000), conatins some new, remarkable points, such as: application of marriage and family practices (Article 7), conditions for getting married ( Article 8), settlement of property relations and obligations and contracts between men and women living together as husband and wife without marriage registration (i.e. domestic partnerships, unmarried couples who are living together) (Article 16), agreement on establishment of the matrimonial property regime (Article 47),  child who is born within 300 days from the time of termination of a marriage shall be regarded as a child conceived by the wife during the marriage period (Article 88), conditions for altruistic gestational surrogacy (Article 95) and other specific provisions. 

DMS Law office in Vietnam advises the following issues: 

Conditions for getting married in Vietnam

Marriage registration in Vietnam

Persons having the right to request annulment of illegal marriage in Vietnam

Handling of illegal marriage in Vietnam

Legal consequences of the annulment of illegal marriage in Vietnam

Handling of ultra vires marriage registration in Vietnam

Settlement of consequences of men and women cohabiting as husband and wife without marriage registration in Vietnam

Rights and obligations of parents and children for men and women cohabiting as husband and wife without marriage registration in Vietnam

Settlement of property relations and obligations and contracts between men and women cohabiting as husband and wife without marriage registration in Vietnam 

Equality in rights and obligations between husband and wife in Vietnam

Protection of personal rights and obligations of husband and wife in Vietnam

Husband and wife attachment in Vietnam

Selection of domicile of husband and wife in Vietnam

Respect for honor, dignity and prestige of husband and wife in Vietnam

Respect for the right to freedom of belief and religion of husband and wife in Vietnam

Rights and obligations to study, work and take part in political, economic, cultural and social activities in Vietnam

Bases for determination of representation between husband and wife in Vietnam

Representation between husband and wife in business relations in Vietnam

Representation between husband and wife in case only one spouse is named in the ownership or use right certificate of common property in Vietnam

Joint liability of husband and wife in Vietnam

Application of the matrimonial property regime in Vietnam

General principles of the matrimonial property regime in Vietnam

Rights and obligations of husband and wife to meet their family’s essential needs in Vietnam

Transactions related to the home being the sole domicile of husband and wife in Vietnam

Transactions with third parties in good faith related to bank accounts, securities accounts and other movable assets not required by law to be registered for ownership and use in Vietnam

Common property of husband and wife in Vietnam

Registration of ownership and use rights for common property in Vietnam

Possession, use and disposition of common property in Vietnam

Common property used for business activities in Vietnam 

Common property obligations of husband and wife in Vietnam

Common property division during the marriage period in Vietnam

Effective time of common property division during the marriage period in Vietnam

Consequences of common property division during the marriage period in Vietnam

Termination of effect of common property division during the marriage period in Vietnam 

Invalidated common property division during the marriage period in Vietnam

 Separate property of husband and wife in Vietnam

Possession, use and disposition of separate property in Vietnam

Separate property obligations of husband and wife in Vietnam

Merger of separate property into common property in Vietnam

Agreement on establishment of the matrimonial property regime in Vietnam

Basic contents of an agreement on the matrimonial property regime in Vietnam

Modification of the agreement on the matrimonial property regime in Vietnam

Invalidated agreement on the matrimonial property regime in Vietnam

The right to request settlement of divorce in Vietnam

Encouragement of grassroots-level conciliation in Vietnam 

The Law on Marriage and Family  prescribes the marriage and family regime, legal standards for conduct by family members; responsibilities of individuals, organizations, the State and society in the building and consolidation of the marriage and family regime.

Marriage between Vietnamese citizens of different ethnic groups or religions, between religious and non-religious people, between people with beliefs and people without beliefs, and between Vietnamese citizens and foreigners shall be respected and protected by law./.