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Georgia Marriage Age Requirements Laws

Individuals in all states are free to get married once they reach the age of majority, which is 18 in most states. But the marriage of minors, those under the age of majority, is governed by state laws. Georgia's marriage age requirement laws allow individuals as young as 16 to marry with parental consent, but minors may obtain a marriage license without consent in the event of a pregnancy or birth of a child.

Learn about Georgia marriage age requirement laws in the table below. See Marriage Requirement Basics: Consent, Age, and Capacity for more details.

Code Section 19-3-2, 19-3-37
Minimum Legal Age With Parental Consent Male: 16; Female: 16
Minimum Legal Age Without Parental Consent Male: 18; Female: 18
Comments Minors under minimum age may obtain license without parental consent in case of pregnancy or birth of child. Parents must appear before judge to consent to marriage.

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Georgia family law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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