Where can Lebanese have a civil marriage?
As mentioned, a couple can not get a civil marriage in Lebanon. However Lebanon recognizes civil marriage held abroad, In this case the marriage is registered within the competent office of personal statutes or at the Lebanese embassy or consulate in the country where it took place.
Do Lebanese have more than one wife?
In Lebanon a dispensation for such marriages can be obtained and they are not uncommon. Although permitted under Muslim law, polygamy is generally regarded as both impractical and undesirable because of the additional economic burden it places upon the household and because of the personal complications it entails.
Can you have a civil marriage in Lebanon?
All marriages in Lebanon are performed by a religious authority and are registered in the husbands jurisdiction of birth. Those wishing to have a civil marriage must marry outside the country.