Can you get married at 14 without parental consent if you’re pregnant?

Get Legal Help Today

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Can you get married at 14 without parental consent if you’re pregnant?

Asked on February 25, 2012 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I know that you wrote for legal advice here but I urge you to confide in an adult that you trust before you take such a huge step and to make sure that your health and the health of the baby are taken care of. This is a very emotional time and going to your parents may seem like the end of the world.  And at first there may be some explosions.  But in the end it may be best for you to have their support.  If that is not the case with your family then please find support form another adupt. Now, you are writing from the state of Georgia, correct?  Yes you can.  Here is the law:

"IF THE FEMALE APPLICANT IS PREGNANT, OR THE APPLICANTS ARE THE PARENTS OF A CHILD BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK, NO PARENTAL CONSENT IS REQUIRED. (19-3-36 (b)) THE COURT WILL NOTIFY THE PARENTS OF SUCH APPLICANT 17 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER, THAT THE LICENSE HAS BEEN ISSUED. (19-3-38) IF THE FEMALE APPLICANT IS PREGNANT AND SHE OR THE GROOM ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, THE APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A STATEMENT FROM A LICENSED GEORGIA PHYSICIAN THAT SHE IS PREGNANT, AND THE APPROXIMATE DUE DATE. IF THE APPLICANTS ARE THE PARENTS OF A CHILD BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK, AND ONE OR BOTH ARE UNDERAGE, THEY SHOULD PRESENT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR THE CHILD AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. THE CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE MUST SHOW BOTH PARENTS NAMES. (19-3-36 (b))."

Good luck to you all.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption