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Texas Marriage Age Requirements Laws

Most states set limits on how old a person must be before getting married, including Texas. A Texas couple is free to get married without parental consent if both individuals are at least 18 (the age of majority), but must get parental consent 30 days before applying for a marriage license if they are 14. These laws typically serve to protect young people who may otherwise feel pressured into a marriage before they are old enough to make an informed decision.

Learn more about Texas marriage age requirements (and marriage age laws in general) below. See State-by-State Marriage "Age of Consent" Laws for a comparison.

Code Section §2.102 §2.101, 2.103
Minimum Legal Age With Parental Consent Male: 14; Female: 14; (consent must be given during 30 day period immediately preceding the date of application for license)
Minimum Legal Age Without Parental Consent Male: 18; Female: 18
Comments Minors under 18 can petition court in his own name for permission to marry

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

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