Under Idaho law, can a 17-year-old child marry without the consent of parents?
I am 17 years old and live with my mom. My dad passed away in 2012. I do not have a good relationship with my mom. My boyfriend (17years old) and I are planning to get married secretly without telling our parents. Under Idaho law, can a 17-year-old marry without the consent of parents?01/17/2017 | Category: Marriage » Minor | State: Idaho | #30383
Idaho Code § 32-202 reads:
“Any unmarried male of the age of eighteen (18) years or older, and any unmarried female of the age of eighteen (18) years or older, and not otherwise disqualified, are capable of consenting to and consummating marriage. Provided that if the male party to the contract is under the age of eighteen (18) and not less than sixteen (16) years of age, or if the female party to the contract is under the age of eighteen (18) and not less than sixteen (16) years of age, the license shall not be issued except upon the consent in writing duly acknowledged and sworn to by the father, mother or guardian of any such person if there be either, and provided further, that no such license may be issued, if the male be under eighteen (18) years of age and the female under eighteen (18) years of age, unless each party to the contract submits to the county recorder his or her original birth certificate, or certified copy thereof or other proof of age acceptable to the county recorder.”
In the given instance, as you and your boyfriend are below 18 years, you may not be able to marry without obtaining the written consent of your father or mother.