Who has legal custody of a married minor?

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This is a complex issue and the laws vary from state to state. A minor needs a court order to marry legally prior to the age of consent. A court order for marriage of a minor would serve to emancipate the minor in most jurisdictions. That would confer adult status and no one would have "custody".

Emancipation of a minor must be legalized by a court order. Certain circumstances must be present such as financial independence, having parental permission to get married or becoming legally married. Emancipation does not supersede other laws and an emancipated child must reach the state age of consent before they can legally have sexual relations with their spouse.

The emancipation must be in the best interest of the child and the parent or guardian no longer has control over the child. Many states grant emancipated minors rights that minors do not usually have such as the ability to sign contracts. Emancipation grants the status of adulthood.
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