Can a 19 year old marry a 16 year old who is expecting his child with her parents consent? She is 5 months pregnant and both of her parents agree to us getting married. Also will i still be charged with statutory rape because she is a minor even though her parents do not want to press charges.


To marry while under 18 in California, consent of at least one parent for each minor is required. Also required is a court order. Needless to say, the court order could be tricky. I’ve never tried to calendar an underage marriage hearing, and I would be very hesitant to do so when I would be bringing potential criminal exposure before the eyes of a Superior Court judge.

You should probably let a lawyer put some feelers out before you move on this. I think different judges’ responses could vary wildly.

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