South Carolina Marriage Laws

20-1-100 - Minimum ages for valid marriage


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South Carolina Code of Laws - Title 20: Domestic Relations - Chapter 1: Marriage - Article 1: General Provisions

Minimum ages for valid marriage


Any person under the age of sixteen is not capable of entering into a valid marriage, and all marriages hereinafter entered into by such persons are void ab initio. A common-law marriage hereinafter entered into by a person under the age of sixteen is void ab initio.

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HISTORY: 1997 Act No. 95, Section 1, eff June 11, 1997; 2000 Act No. 397, Section 1, eff August 17, 2000.


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