The legal situation of a person is defined on the basis of relevant civil status acts.
According to Polish law there are four categories of marital status: single
- persons who have never been legally married,
- married – persons who are legally married,
- divorced – persons whose marriage was dissoluted by a judicial decree,
- widowed – persons whose marriage ceased to exist due to the death of a spouse.
Persons against whom a court ruled separation from a legal point of view - continued to remain in a marriage.
Act of 28 November 2014, the Vital Records Law
Place of publication: (Dz.U. 2021 poz. 709, z późn. zm.)
Legal (de jure) marital status
Description of the concept that applied to: 19.07.2019