New Mexico Marriage Laws

40-1-6 - Restrictions on marriage of minors

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New Mexico Statutes Annotated ? Chapter 40: Domestic Affairs ? Article 1: Marriage in General 40-1-6

Restrictions on marriage of minors

A. No person authorized by the laws of this state to celebrate marriages shall knowingly unite in marriage: (1) any person under the age of eighteen years without the consent of his parent or guardian; or (2) any person under the age of sixteen years with or without the consent of his parent or guardian. B. The children's or family court division of the district court may authorize the marriage of persons under the ages stated in Subsection A of this section in settlement of proceedings to compel support and establish parentage, or where the female is under the age of consent and is pregnant, if the marriage would not be incestuous.

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