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Pennsylvania Marriage Age Requirements Laws

Regardless of which state you live in, age restrictions on marriage end at the age of majority (18 in most states), when you legally become an adult. But states have different age requirements for different situations. For instance, Pennsylvania marriage age requirement laws allow women as young as 16 to get married with parental consent. A judge may also grant a minor seeking a marriage license if it deems it in best interest of the juvenile.

The following chart summarizes the main provisions of Pennsylvania's marriage age requirement laws. See FindLaw's Marriage Law section for related articles.

Code Section Tit. 23 §1304(1) to (2)
Minimum Legal Age With Parental Consent Male: 16; Female: 16
Minimum Legal Age Without Parental Consent Male: 18; Female: 18
Comments Minors under 16 may obtain license with parental consent and approval of court if in best interest of applicant.

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

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