When the custodian parent gives consent, is it necessary for a minor to obtain consent from the other to marry?
My parents live separately and I live with my dad in Colorado. I am 17 years old and my dad wants me to get married this year. As my dad has my legal custody, do I need to take my mother’s consent too before getting married?01/21/2017 | Category: Marriage | State: Colorado | #30719
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. . . .”Thus, as your parents live separately, you are required to take your father’s consent only because he has your legal custody. In this scenario, you may not be required to take your mother’s consent.