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Can a 17-year-old who is in a common law marriage legally move out of their parents' house in Alabama?

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Answered 2009-06-13 21:27:50

Common law marriage is an informal but legally recognized state of marriage resulting from living together for many years. It would be impossible to have a common law marriage at 17. It is a misconception that the couple live together for a required amount of time before a common law marriage is considered valid. However, in states that recognize such a union the participants must be of the legal age of majority. A 17-year-old is not considered such in the state of Alabama, and therefore could enter into legally into a common law marriage. Neither would the 17-year-old be considered emancipated and legally able to leave the custody of her parents. (06/13/09) It is a statistical fact that relationships involving people who co-habitat and/or get married prior to age 24 have an 85% failure rate. Biologically, this is when females reach full mature on the physical, emotional, and hormonal levels. At this point, a woman is fully prepared to have and handle children, as well as a male that is still not fully mature.

Males don't reach full physical and hormonal maturity until age 30. This is also when they reach their peak emotional maturity, but not to the point of being fully independent. Half of the male emotional health comes from a woman. The biochemical frequency range of the male brain adjusts itself to match that of the female, developing an emotional symbiotic relationship.

Couples who begin cohabiting and/or get married prior to age 24 can find themselves drawing away from each other as each reaches full maturity. Their whole view of the world, and each other, changes. This doesn't happen to all couples, but clearly it is a factor in most relationship breakdowns.

Cohabiting couples breakup three times more than married couples. Cohabiting couples that later marry have a 46% higher rate of divorce than those who did not cohabit prior to marriage. See Link Below

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