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IC 31-11-2-3 - Issuance of marriage license to minor not obtaining required consent; procedure

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Indiana Code - Title 31: Family Law and Juvenile Law - Article 11: Marriage - Chapter 2: Consent to Marry Required for Certain Individuals IC 31-11-2-3

Issuance of marriage license to minor not obtaining required consent; procedure

(a) An individual who is less than eighteen (18) years of age may marry if: (1) the individual petitions the judge of the circuit or superior court of a county that is: (A) the county of residence of the individual or the county of residence of the individual that the individual intends to marry; or (B) a county that adjoins a county described in clause (A); (2) the judge of the circuit or superior court directs the clerk of the circuit court to issue the individuals who intend to marry each other a license to marry without obtaining the consent required by section 1 of this chapter; and (3) the individual is not prohibited from marrying for a reason set forth in IC 31-11-1. (b) The petition made under subsection (a)(1) may be made in writing or orally. The judge of the court may conduct investigations and hold hearings on the petition. The judge may, by written order, direct the clerk of the circuit court to issue a marriage license under subsection (a)(2) if the judge: (1) considers the facts relevant to the issue presented by the petition; (2) finds that good and sufficient reason for the order has been shown; and (3) finds that the order is in the best interest of all persons concerned with the issues raised in the petition.

As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.3.

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