If my girlfriend and I want to get married but she doesnt graduate high school until 2013, how can we speed up the process?

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If my girlfriend and I want to get married but she doesnt graduate high school until 2013, how can we speed up the process?

Want to get married right after high school. Do we need any licenses? Parental consent?

Asked on October 31, 2011 under Family Law, Colorado

Answers:

S.J.H., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It depends on how old your girlfriend is. In Colorado, you need parental consent of both parents or the parent with legal custody if your parents are divorced if you are 16 or 17. If you are 16 you not only need parental consent but you need a court order in addition to that. If you are 17 you can seek court permission instead of getting parental consent. If your girlfriend's parents don't consnet, there is nothing you can do until she turns 17 and even then she will have to go to court to get permission to get married. If they do consent, wait until she is 17 and then you can get married without a court order. Otherwise, wait until she is 18 and nothing can stop you guys.  


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