Age of Consent & Underage Relationships
Marriage Licenses

Can either parent sign a marriage license for their 16-year-old?


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2015-07-15 21:03:24
2015-07-15 21:03:24

It depend on you situation, If you can prove to a court that getting married is the best thing for you then you probably don�t need your parents at all, but if you just want to get married at sixteen then you only need a parent who is a Legal guardian.

It depends on the state. Many states require the signature of both parents if they have equal custody.

If your parents are divorced then only 1 parent has to sign. My mom signed for me when I was 16 and me and my hubby are happily married!

If parents share joint custodial rights then both parents must give permission for a minor to marry.

If parents are married and one objects the minor cannot marry.


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It will depend on the jurisdiction. The clerk at the county can answer the question for their location.

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They either have to have the parental consent or a court order to get a marriage license.

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The minimum age to obtain a marriage license is 16 with parental permission.

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Take your parent/legal guardian and his parent/legal guardian to the place where you apply for a marriage license. Your parent has to give consent to the marriage or else you have to wait until you're 18.

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