New Civil Code Article 381 - Marriage of a minor

Book 2 : Title III: Ch I : Sec I : Article 381

Article 381 - Marriage of a minor. To marry, the minor who has reached the age of eighteen (18) needs the authorization of the persons who exercise parental authority or guardianship over him. If they refuse to consent to the marriage, the court may authorize it after holding a hearing to find out the reasons for the refusal and determine if the minor has discernment to understand the nature of the marriage and the obligations that it entails. (Translated) <<<>>>> (Original Spanish) Artículo 381.-Matrimonio del menor de edad. Para contraer matrimonio, el menor que ha cumplido los dieciocho (18) años necesita la autorización de las personas que ejercen sobre él la patria potestad o la tutela. Si estas se niegan a consentir al matrimonio, el tribunal puede autorizarlo luego de celebrar una vista para conocer las causas de la negativa y determinar si el menor tiene discernimiento para entender la naturaleza del matrimonio y las obligaciones que conlleva.

New Civil Code Nov. 2020

Back to Puerto Rico Marriage Laws

More Puerto Rico Marriage Laws

Marriage Laws by State

Professional Wedding Officiant Certification Course

Learn from the Pros to Officiate with Confidence!

Will You Marry Us? Gift Package

Who Will Officiate Your Wedding?

Choose Your Officiant with our "Will You Marry Us?" Gift Package.

Signature Wedding Officiant Package

Signature Wedding Officiant Package

Our premiere package contains everyting you need to officiate like a pro.

The Book of Wedding Vows and Ceremonies

The Book of Wedding Vows and Ceremonies

It's finally here! Timeless scripts and heartfelt vow inspiration to bring life to your ceremony.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter!

Checkout the AMM Blog

Stay up-to-date with the latest wedding industry trends.

Read our sample wedding ceremony scripts online

Sample Wedding Ceremony Scripts

Need inspiration? Check out our free ceremony scripts!

Wedding Officiant Training

Wedding Officiant Training

Everything you need to know to officiate.


Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!