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Can a teenager in Florida get married without parental consent if she is pregnant?

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2009-09-06 00:54:35

No. I was in the same situation, and I live in Florida. You

either have to be 18 years old, or you need to be "legally

emancipated". To be legally emancipated, you need to be at least

16, and you have to fight your parents in court, which will be very

costly, and time consuming. Maybe if you have a talk with your

parents, and let them know that if they won't consent to you

getting married, then THEY are going to have to be the ones

responsible for supporting you and your newborn child until you

turn 18.

Actually, Florida's laws state that you CAN get a marriage

license from a county court judge if you are pregnant without

parental consent. "If a person is under the age of 16, the marriage

license has to be issued by a county judge, with or without

parental permission. A minor who swears that they have a child or

are expecting a baby, can apply for a license if the pregnancy has

been verified by a written statement from a licensed physician"

please note that the County court judge can decide to deny the

marriage license.

So you have to take it to your county court, bring in all your

documents (Birth certificate, social security card, ect), swear

that you are pregnant, bring in proof from a physician, and it

would probably help if you have some way of supporting yourself and

the child financially. The judge will review your case and either

decide to grant or deny you a marriage license. (Also please note

this will cost money, like previous answer said. )

Also as the previous answer stated, it might be easier if you

talk to your parents about it.

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