Is it possible for someone over 18 to marry a minor?

I’m 15 and my fiance is 19, We were wondering if he could get in trouble for trying to marry me?

Asked on July 31, 2012 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Here is the law in Florida:  

If a teen is under eighteen (18) years of age, but older than sixteen (16) years of age, a marriage license can be obtained with parental consent. If a parent has sole custody or the other parent is dead, the permission of one parent is sufficient. 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. 

So you have to have the court's consent to marry and yes he could get in to trouble.  


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