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Arkansas Code Annotated 9-11-105 - Marriage of underage parties voidable.

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Marriage of underage parties voidable.

(a) The marriage of any male under the full age of seventeen (17) years and the marriage of any female under the full age of sixteen (16) years is voidable. (b) All marriages contracted prior to March 26, 1964, where one (1) or both parties to the contract were under the minimum age prescribed by law for contracting marriage are declared to be voidable only and shall be valid for all intents and purposes unless voided by a court of competent jurisdiction. (c) All marriages contracted between July 30, 2007, and April 2, 2008, in which one (1) or both parties to the contract were under the minimum age prescribed by law for contracting marriage are voidable only and are valid for all intents and purposes unless voided by a court of competent jurisdiction.

(Rev. Stat., ch. 94, § 2; C. & M. Dig., § 7037; Pope's Dig., § 9017; Acts 1941, No. 32, § 1; 1961, No. 497, § 1; 1963, No. 72, § 1; 1964 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 5, §§ 1, 2; 1971, No. 145, § 1; 1973, No. 79, § 1; 1981, No. 371, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 55-102, 55-102.1; Acts 2008 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 3, § 4.)

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