(Other statutory laws apply.) Common law marriage is recognized. With parental consent, there are no age limits regarding the minimum age for a couple to marry. With parental consent, males and females may marry at a younger age and younger parties may receive a license by reason of pregnancy or the birth of a child. In addition, each county is authorized to provide premarital counseling before issuing a marriage license to applicants under the age of eighteen and those who are divorced. With parental consent, parties can marry at age sixteen and under the age of sixteen may receive a license by reason of pregnancy or the birth of a child. The District of Columbia offers some rights to registered same-sex domestic partners. Younger males and females can marry with parental consent and receive a license by reason of pregnancy, the birth of a child, or other special circumstances. For peace of mind, you may want to double-check with an attorney.(Other statutory laws apply.) California offers some spousal rights for registered same-sex domestic partners. With parental consent males can marry under age sixteen, females at fourteen, and younger parties may receive a license under special circumstances. Have a family law attorney review your details today -- at absolutely no charge -- in order to ensure the legality of your upcoming marriage.
The law exist because the Government doesn’t want any child above or even below the accepted age to be exploited by an adult.
Many teenagers first become sexually active before the age of 17. If you are having sex at 15 or 16, are you breaking the law?
The age of consent in other states ranges from ages 14 to 18.
Some states base the penalty for violations on the age of the offender, with older offenders receiving harsher penalties.
Your 18-year-old son is dating a 16-year-old female classmate – no big deal, right?