Is My Consent to Marry as a Minor Legal?

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When I was 15-years-old, I married a man 19-years-old without the consent of my parents. Am I legally married to him still? This occurred in the 70s, Am I legally bounded to the marriage by consenting at 15-years of age with no parental consent?

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Your marriage may be nullified under your state law based on your mental incapacity to consummate the marriage due to your age, or for a lack of consent to an underage marriage. Depending on your state law, you will likely have to go through the divorce process. You will need to review the applicable grounds to file for divorce in your state.



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Author: House Attorney