If he is over 16 and you are under 16 then yes -- it is called statutory rape. If you are over the age required in a state to get married, then there is nothing they can do about it. Remember though, pregnancy is NOT a reason to get married. A minor pregnant or not cannot be legally married in a state where they have not established residency with their parents or legal guardian. If minors cross state lines without parental permission regardless of the circumstances, they are in violation of federal law (18 USC 2243, 18 USC 2423) and can be taken apprehended and remanded to the custody of their home state's juvenile authorities. hi, just joined so not proficient @ how to add my own answer- in other words this is not from previous person, anyway in Texas if a girl becomes pregnant (unless incest/statutory rape(that is reported as such, b/c most aren't) she is then considered an "emancipated minor", although if very young CPS will get involved . When she comes to our L&D unit, she must sign all her own paperwork and make all decisions for herself- many times we ask nicely (or find a reason for a controlling mother to leave) while personal ?'s are asked. We insist that the girl (even as young as 14y/o), if planning on keeping her baby, take complete responsibility and the young father- if still around do the same. This is rare(non-existent, basically) by delivery time. My hubby being an OB/GYN for 26 yrs. & seeing these girls several months after delivery, and my being an L&D nurse for 15yrs., never see the same guy/girl still 2gether. Unfortunately, she is usually preg. by another guy @ this point, her mom is taking care of everyone & will continue to do so b/c these "relationships " don't last. Most of these girls have not had a TRUE father in their life & they feel sex/preg. will either get a man to love them or a baby will give her something to love, that loves her back. Sorry girls, but babies don't love- they cry, poop & eat for a very long time b4 they can ever give love. Many times i have heard the guy talking to his friends via cell & bragging about getting another "bit--" pregnant. it's almost like a game to them and the girls nor kids ever see 1 dime. They do however see their body distorted in most cases 4ever and the guy w/ a new girl w/i 6 mths. or less. These guys are also many times overage & could be prosecuted, but in most cases aren't nor are they sued for child support- they don't have $ anyway, but a long stint in jail until able to pay may teach them and their friends a lesson (1 that lasts 18 yrs.+) the grandma is not only flipping the bills, but if she has a legit. job then her & everyone else that is employed will be paying for all of his "belt notches" & their kids. Check out the statistics today on how long & how many marriages last if you marry as a teen( or even early twenties)- esp. if a baby is the motivation. good luck, there's an exception to everything and i wish all 3 of you good luck.
If BOTH parents consent (in writing) to the court then the minor CAN get married.
YOU CAN GET MARRIED IN ANY STATE WHEN YOU'RE A MINOR SO LONG AS YOUR PARENTS SIGN A RELEASE FORM...
If she is a minor, yes.
No you are a minor and not an adult even though you will be a mother. Your parents are responsible for you and now your baby.
The short answer is no. Until you are an adult in the eyes of the law, the parents are responsible for the minor and where they live, even for a pregnant minor.
that's if your parents will let you and they don't say anything
If you're in the US... No judge in any state is going to custody of a minor to the parent of her boyfriend, and especially a boyfriend who got her pregnant.
No. At 17 you are a minor, pregnant or not, and if you leave the state without your parents permission that makes you a run away.
The 17 year old is still a minor, but has stepped into adulthood once pregnant. If allowed to be married in the state of Arkansas, yes her and her husband can make their own decision. Morally, we know it is wrong. Legally, it can be right. In Arkansas, pregnant or not, you would need parental consent to get married at 17.
Why would the parents be prosecuted? I have never heard of that before. The only one that could be would be the boyfriend because he had sex with a minor which means he commited statitory rape. Good luck and God Bless:)
Yes, the legal marriage of a minor pregnant or not confers emancipation status. However, the issue of a minor being pregnant or having a child does not confer automatic emancipation rights. Yes. If you are married, there is nothing your parents can do.
If you are a minor or he is a minor or adult yes, if your boyfriend is not listening to what your parents are saying then they must see he is not treating you properly and they can take a Restraining Order out on him. You may well love your boyfriend, but your parents have the wisdom of knowing if your boyfriend is not of good character and they love and want to protect you. The biggest worry is that you could become pregnant and then you are really in a mess. Listen to your parents because there will be many boyfriends for you in the future until you finally meet the true one you should be with and eventually get married.
A minor- pregnant or not- cannot marry without parental consent.
Being pregnant/giving birth does not emancipate a minor. Your parents are still in control of you until you turn 18.
Being pregnant as a minor only mean you have the right to decide over the baby and make medical decisions regarding yourself and the baby. It does not emancipate you in any way. You and your boyfriend have to work out with your parents how the visitation will happen.
The minor's parents are still responsible for her.
no the pregnant teens parents can not decide if the teen keeps the baby or not.
If you are 18 or older. If not you are pregnant minor and still your parents responsiblity and they can tell you what to do.
As minors it´s your parents deciding this. You being pregnant has nothing to do with it.
There are a few states that allow a pregnant minor to marry without permission. The minor must be a resident of the state, she may not leave a state that does not have such laws and travel to a state that allows the act. Once a minor is legally married he or she is considered fully emancipated and is no longer in the custody of their parents. The consequences of a minor (pregnant or not) leaving home against parental wishes depends upon the laws of the state and what action the parents or legal guardian choose to take.
No, the legal age of majority for the state is 18. Pregnancy does not change the status of the minor, therefore the parents can use legal remedies to keep the minor in the family home and if necessary prosecute any adult (including the boyfriend) who may aid the minor in leaving.
Pregnancy does not emancipate a minor in Nevada. Until she is an adult, her parents have the responsibilty to maintain her.
In some states if one of the parents, usually the minor's parents, want to take legal action, then they can and your boyfriend would have to file as a statutory rapist. If none of the parents pursue legal action, then nothing will happen to your boyfriend. Do some research of your own to see your own state laws.
Pregnancy does not emancipate a minor. She is still subject to the control and authority of her parents, which means they get to decide where she lives.