Asked by: Eridania Dmokhovsky
family and relationships marriage and civil unions

Can you get engaged without parental consent?

Last Updated: 16th March, 2020

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Most states generally prohibit marriage ofpartners under the age of 16, with or without parentalconsent. However, some states give judges the power to allow amarriage between partners under the age of 16 if thewoman is pregnant or has already given birth to achild.

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Just so, do you have to be a certain age to get engaged?

The consent of at least one parent or guardian isrequired for a person aged 16 or 17 to get married.Males at the time of marriage must be at least 18 years ofage, while females aged 16–17 can marry withthe consent of at least one parent or guardian.

Similarly, can you be engaged at 16? There is no minimum age to get engaged, so thisis legal. I'm wondering if anyone else, like your family andfriends know about your engagement. It's important to have supportaround you. You said that your boyfriend has saidthat once you turn 16 you're going to getmarried and start your own family.

Simply so, what state can you get married without parental consent?

In Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia,Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma,Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyomingyou may get married if you are under the ageof 16 only if you have both parental and judicialconsent.

What states can you get married at 14?

Marriage Laws of the Fifty States, District of Columbia andPuerto Rico

State Common Law Marriage Age of consent to marry
Age with parental consent
Nebraska- Chapter 42 No 17
Nevada- Title 11, Chapter 122 No 16 c
New Hampshire- Title 43, Chapter 457 No Male- 14 v Female- 13 v

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