In Colorado is it necessary for a minor to obtain consent from both parent to marry?
My parents live separately and I live with my mom. I am 17 years old and I am planning to get married to my girlfriend this year. My mom likes my girlfriend so she is okay with me marrying my girlfriend. Per Colorado law, do I need to take consent from both my parents before marrying?01/21/2017 | Category: Marriage | State: Colorado | #30718
C.R.S. 14-2-106 reads:
“Satisfactory proof that each party to the marriage will have attained the age of eighteen years at the time the marriage license becomes effective; or, if over the age of sixteen years but has not attained the age of eighteen years, has the consent of both parents or guardian or, if the parents are not living together, the parent who has legal custody or decision-making responsibility concerning such matters or with whom the child is living or judicial approval. . . .”
In the given instance, as your parents live separately, you are required to take consent from the parent who has your legal custody (your mother).