Can I get married without parental consent if I am 17 and pregnant and 17?

If I’m going to be 18 in 9 months and I am pregnant with my adult boyfriend’s child. Would I have a good chance of winning if I presented my case before a court?

Asked on August 31, 2018 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

State laws set age limits for marriage and in OH it is 18. However, there are certain exceptions for minors under extenuating circumstances. In OH, minors can get married with the consent of the juvenile court in the event of a pregnancy. Accordingly, unless there is something else of importance that you did not indicate, you stand a good chance in court of obtaining its condent for you to marry. What will help is showing that you to have a [alce to live and can support yourselves and the baby.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

State laws set age limits for marriage and in OH it is 18. However, there are certain exceptions for minors under extenuating circumstances. In OH, minors can get married with the consent of the juvenile court in the event of a pregnancy. Accordingly, unless there is something else of importance that you did not indicate, you stand a good chance in court of obtaining its condent for you to marry. What will help is showing that you to have a [alce to live and can support yourselves and the baby.


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