South Carolina Marriage Laws

20-1-250 - Applicants under age of consent; consent of relative or guardian


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South Carolina Code of Laws ? Title 20: Domestic Relations ? Chapter 1: Marriage - Article 3: Marriage License

Applicants under age of consent; consent of relative or guardian


A marriage license must not be issued when either applicant is under the age of sixteen. When either applicant is between the ages of sixteen to eighteen and that applicant resides with father, mother, other relative, or guardian, the probate judge or other officer authorized to issue marriage licenses shall not issue a license for the marriage until furnished with a sworn affidavit signed by the father, mother, other relative, or guardian giving consent to the marriage.

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HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-24; 1952 Code Section 20-24; 1942 Code Section 8558; 1932 Code Section 8558; Civ. C. '22 Section 5524; Civ. C. '12 Section 3745; 1911 (27) 131; 1912 (27) 613; 1913 (28) 76; 1915 (29) 216, 220; 1916 (29) 751; 1917 (30) 113, 127, 129; 1918 (30) 698; 1919 (31) 67, 112, 211, 245; 1920 (31) 736, 738, 1065; 1921 (32) 107, 152; 1922 (32) 781, 790; 1928 (35) 1205; 1931 (37) 12, 29, 122; 1933 (38) 148; 1934 (38) 1425; 1939 (41) 173, 179; 1946 (44) 1444; 1947 (45) 109, 234; 1948 (45) 1612; 1955 (49) 126; 1957 (50) 306; 2000 Act No. 397, Section 2, eff August 17, 2000.


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