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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, and these age requirements have been changing in recent years. 

For instance, Pennsylvania marriage age requirement laws previously allowed minors as young as 16 to get married with parental consent. However, in May 2020, Pennslyvania followed several other states in outlawing child marriage. The minimum age to get married in Pennsylvania is 18 and there are no exceptions. 

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

State Pennsylvania
Topic Marriage age requirements
Definition The minimum age to be married in Pennslyvania is 18, and there are no exceptions.
Code Sections Tit. 23 sec. 1304(1) to (2)
Minimum Legal Age With Parental Consent  
Minimum Legal Age Without Parental Consent 18
Other  

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- 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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If you’d like more information on New Jersey’s marriage requirements laws, feel free to check out the links listed below for related resources. For more general information on this area of law, you can refer to FindLaw’s section on marriage. If you have more specific questions or need individualized assistance, you may want to consider retaining a family law lawyer.

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Pennsylvania Marriage Age Requirement Laws: Related Resources

If you would like to know more about Pennsylvania's marriage laws, there are many family law attorneys throughout the state who may be able to help. If you would like to know about the possibility of invalidating a marriage, a divorce attorney may be able to help you with annulment issues.

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