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Criteria for Obtaining a Florida Marriage License for Minors

marriage license for minors

Criteria for Obtaining a Florida Marriage License for Minors

Florida Marriage License for Minors

Interested in Obtaining a Marriage License for Minors? There are a few scenarios in which a minor in the State of Florida. In short, with few exceptions, the minors who will be allowed to obtain a marriage license either have to be pregnant or have permission from their parents. You will find more precise language obtained from the Florida statute, below.

Under Florida Statute 741.0405 (2014), a minor who is sixteen or seventeen years old is entitled to obtain a license if:

  • Both minors are over 16 and there is a written consent to the marriage, signed and acknowledged by the applicant’s parent or guardian, is filed with the judge or clerk;
  • Both minors are over 16 and both of the applicant’s parents are deceased at the time of the application;
  • Both minors are over 16 and if the applicant has been married in the past;
  • To any male or female under the age of 18 years upon application of both parties sworn under oath that they are the expectant parents of a child; or
  • To any female under the age of 18 years and male over the age of 18 years upon the female’s application sworn under oath that she is an expectant parent

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