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South Carolina Marriage Age Requirements Laws

Every state regulates the age at which individuals can legally marry in the state. In South Carolina, the general age for consent for marriage is the same as the general legal age of majority, 18 years old. However, there are exceptions to the marriage law to permit those under 18 to marry with the consent of a parent or guardian in some circumstances.

The following table outlines the age of consent to marry laws in South Carolina.

State South Carolina
Topic Marriage age requirement laws
Definition In South Carolina, you must be 18 to get married. Minors who are 16 or 17 can get married with parental consent.
Code Sections South Carolina Code Sections 20-1-250 to 20-1-300
Minimum Legal Age Without Parental Consent 18
Minimum Legal Age With Parental Consent 16

If you have questions about your situation or about getting married before turning 18 years old, you’ll want to speak with an experienced South Carolina family law attorney. An attorney can guide you through the process of applying for a marriage license with or without parental permission (if eligible).

Note: As you may know, state laws change frequently. Therefore, you should conduct your own legal research or contact an attorney to confirm any state laws you’re reviewing.

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