Ohio Marriage Laws

3101.03 - Consent of absent parent or guardian of minor

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Ohio Revised Code ? Title XXXI: Domestic Relations ? Children ? Chapter 3031: Marriage

Consent of absent parent or guardian of minor

If the parent or guardian of a minor is a nonresident of, or is absent from, the county in which the marriage license is applied for, the parent or guardian personally may appear before the official upon whose authority marriage licenses are issued in the county in which the parent or guardian is at the time domiciled, and give consent in writing to that marriage. The consent shall be attested to by two witnesses, certified to by that official, and forwarded to the probate judge of the county in which the license is applied for. The probate judge may administer any oath required, issue and sign the license, and affix the seal of the probate court. Amended by 129th General Assembly File No. 52, SB 124, § 1, eff. 1/13/2012. Effective Date: 06-22-1972

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