Can you get married at 18 in California?
Children can marry in California — and often it's not their decision. In fact, California has no minimum age requirement for getting married. In most states, it's 18. In the Golden State, you just need a court order and parental consent — a big problem if it's the parent that's forcing the marriage.
Can you get married at 18 in the US?
The youngest age you can get married by state. In most states, you must be at least 18 years old to marry. However, state laws make exceptions if minors have parental consent, the approval of a judge or are recognized as adults (i.e. emancipated minors).
What states can you marry at 18?
An individual can marry in the United States as of right, without parental consent or other authorization, on reaching 18 years of age in all states except in Nebraska, where the general marriage age is 19, and Mississippi where the general marriage age is 21. In Puerto Rico the general marriage age is also 21.
Can a 16 year old and a 18 year old get married?
As your girlfriend is under 18 she needs permission from her parents for you to get married. However, this assumes that her parents were married when she was born. This would give her father automatic parental responsibility. A person aged 16 or 17 cannot marry without parental consent.