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How Old Do You Have To Be Before You Can Get Married?

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Gillian Smith Profile
Gillian Smith answered
In the UK and the British Crown dependencies which include Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, the minimum, legal age for marriage is 16.

In England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Guernsey and the Isle of Man if you are under 18 you need the written consent of your parents, or legal guardians. If you live in Jersey, your parents' consent is required if you are under 20.Parents resident in Jersey must give their consent in person. In Guernsey, if your parents live in the Island, they must also give their consent in person.
In Scotland the minimum age for marriage is 16 and no parental consent is required for under 18 year olds
If written consent is required, it usually has to be given on a consent form provided by the registrar.

If parental consent is required and parents, or guardians, are not resident in the United Kingdom at the time of the marriage, their signatures to the consent should be properly witnessed by a Commissioner for Oaths, a Consular Officer or a notary member of the public such as a lawyer, police office, And Justice of the Peace etc. Check this in advance of any marriage.
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donna polovich answered
If you are in Arkansas, the age is 16 with parental consent and signatures. Check the Internet for information about the minimal age to get married in your region.
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Anonymous answered
It depends, 16 years of age with  parental consent or if the girl is pregnant, 18 otherwise. But if your asking what is the ideal age to get married I would have to say that after you finish school, find a happy and stable career, and the girl can help support and contribute to a happy and healthy relationship.  These ages are based on Georgia's laws for marriage, outside of georgia might be different. Hopes this helps and before making such a big decision consider taking your time because you wouldn't want to waste your life with a person you don't care about, I'm not going to tell you when the perfect time to get married is, but you don't want to make a family with this person and then decide to divorce, Instead of considering marriage as expendable and easily dealt with; consider this a life changing event that should happen at the right time for both of you, I wish you the best luck.
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Michelle New Zealand Profile
I was 21 when I got married.  If I can do it over then I would have waited till I'm 26 or 27.  I was still a full time student when I got married and its not so easy to study and be married at the same time but I've done it
suman kumar Profile
suman kumar answered
I was 30 when I got married.
Lady D Bell Profile
Lady D Bell answered
I was 22yrs old.
J. Wyatt Profile
J. Wyatt answered
In I believe it is 3 states with parents consent 12. Most is 18. Really depends on where you live.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I was 22 when I married my husband and my mom hated it because she thought I was too young.  My husband and I have been happily married ten years and we have kind of grown up together.
mai Vang Profile
mai Vang answered
13 almost 14. Oh I didn't mistype it, yeah it's beginning of a teenager. No it wasn't a force marriage or an arrangement. And NO I wouldn't do it all over again and will not allow my children to do it either. But you didn't mentioned if you're married or not or how old were you when you got married?
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Gabbie Giuf answered
With parental concent I believe it is 14-15 in Virginia and a few other states, but in NY it is 16. With out concent you must be 18 years old. However, many times a pastor/priest or person conducting the wedding ceremony will not perform it on anyone under 18. The law varies from state to state and it also depends on the person who is to wed the couple. For example, my priest will not marry anyone under the age of 22.
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Anonymous answered
I want to get married soon as possible  I have been with my boyfriend charles for  3 years and I love him so much I want kids but see he after his brothers and sister thats why he dosent want any rite now becuse he 18 and I just turn 17 today should we get merried 
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Well I'm 15  sooon to be 16 in august , and my boyfriend is 17.  Last month we found out I was pregnant , and  since that we want to get married be for december  because thats is when our baby is due,  but I'm not sure how old you have to be, some are saying 16 and others are 18.  We both knew we wanted to get married  ever since we were kids. We been together ever since we were 6  but knew eachother our whole lives.  But I'm not sure , its the right thing to do is to get married right yet ,, can any one help me.. ?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I am not married, but my grandmother married straight out of school and stayed married until my grandfather passed on.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yikes he's working with some serious jail bait my goodness. By all intensive purposes I think this is an illegal relationship but legal age for marriage is 18 without parental consent.
Ryan Rugraff Profile
Ryan Rugraff answered
In most cases states require you to be 18, some states differ though I think the youngest any start allows is 16. No I won't tell you where. Stay in school.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
How old do I have to be to get married I am 17 now and would love to marry my 24 yo bf
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Anonymous answered
I really want to marry my boyfriend very soon. I'm a 14 year old girl and he is a is a 19 year old guy
Rachael Sanchez Profile
Rachael Sanchez answered
Girl, bad decision, he might have some OTHER plans for you. And don't fall TOO in love with him. You never know.
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Anonymous answered
Wow you want do that he is so old you can find some one better and younger how is better for you your young live life be free and happy .
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
He is  molester point blank. Hes 25 ans has experienced so much more.. What can a 15 year old offer him?.. Nothing.. Move on with your life seek help
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
As long as atleast one of your parents is willing to fill out the correct form you can marry him and while law states its illegal for yall to have sex they really don't enforce it enless reported
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Anonymous answered
If currently you are between the ages of 15 and 17 and maybe even 18 and he is 25, then he is considered a molester and or statutory rapist, especially if you have been having sex. Unless he is mentally challenged, he should know better.  I would not consider marriage let alone continue to have sex with him if you are. Get on with your life young lady. Learn who you are, know self, accept self and believe in yourself. Don't believe what he says.  He has already taken so much of you so much so, that if you were to find the 'real' man or the 'real' man find you (taken out of the bible--a man findeth a good thing, meaning a good woman), then you will be so spent. Sex precludes intimacy...i.e. If you are having sex.  This man can not show you anything other than pain and hurt way down the road. Get on with your education. God forbid if you become/are pregnant. Motherhood is another issue in itself.  You must way the odds. I guarantee, you are not in love, you are infatuated or in lust. Look it up in the dictionary--for a start. This too shall pass. Grow up with the freedom of knowing your identity and you cannot know this, if another person or that 25 year old cradle rocker is telling you different. Seek counseling and or talk with a youth pastor who really knows the Lord Jesus as Savior. Quit while you are ahead, before it is too late. Don't let stds or such like take you out.  Visit www.actsdesign.com/soul factory/store/index.asp    or    myspace.com/soul poet  then click on the hieroglyphics interests space bar.  I'll be praying for you and your partner.
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Aisha answered
There are certain prerequisites for getting married and everyone, for his/her own benefit, must keep them in mind. First of all one must be of age, one should be mature, one must have completed at least the minimum level of education etc. You are only 15 and I believe that is a very immature age. Marrying your boyfriend must be like a fantasy for you at this age, but marriage comes with loads of responsibilities like kids, finances, managing a home and a family sooner or later you would have to face this reality. I think you must wait for a few more years and focus on other things like your education during this time.
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Anonymous answered
Well he is way older than you and out there some where theres a guy, out there your age and you'll be deeply in love but you will already married. And I say wait till you find that guy. You don't want to waste all that money on the wedding you didnt want. What I'm trying to say is that you'll always find a guy thats your age and find what you want but if you get married right now you'll never find that person.
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Anonymous answered
AW that is so adorable. But I think you should wait a little bit. Your only 15. But I know what you feel like I would marry my boyfriend tomorrow if I could. But I am only 14 what do I know??!!
Whoa whoa whoa did you say that he is25? Y'all are like 10 years apart. Oh well I guess that doesnt matter if y'all REALLY love eachother... But you I think you should wait a little bit.
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Anonymous answered
Its gd you people have a soft corner for each other age difference doesnt matter but definately match your kundlis before your marriage n my suggestion to you is your very small n narrow minded to understand people grow up first and understand the people your maturity will give you enough wisdom to judge people till then taking any severe commitments would be obnoxious for you your dreams are like bubbles which when gets bursts really pains so kindly put take these suggestions in your knowledge to have an enhenced future ahead I wish you a best of luck for your future

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