Alright, this is a long story so I'll try to keep to the point.
My girlfriend is 16, I'm 18. I live in Maryland, she lives in Virginia. She's originally from Oregon, but moved to VA with her brother due to a suicide attempt. Her parents were abusive and as are her siblings; she wants to move out. The main reason she wants to move out now is because her parents are trying to take her back. Her parents did state that if she ultimately decides to stay, that she has to get out (emancipation); however, her parents then turned the wheel and stated they would not give my parents legal guardianship. My parents are worried if she goes back, she'll attempt suicide again... Since, something over there, which she claims is family, caused her to attempt.
We know it's impossible for her to get emancipated, and to get married without parent consent is also impossible. There are only two options that are probable, to my limited knowledge: fight for legal guardianship or pregnancy to get married without parental consent.
I looked up some laws in Maryland and saw that the court will give a certificate to marriage if the teen is pregnant (16 years+). I also read that they do NOT have to be a resident of the state of Maryland to wed within Maryland.
I know it's not the best solution, but she really wants to get out of there and I'm very worried. I figure that maybe I can get her pregnant and get married real quickly, then get an abortion in the first trimester since I'm not all for abortion...
I was wondering, in this whole marriage procedure, is there any amount of time she must be pregnant? I also know you have to go to a doctor to validate the pregnancy. Is it possible to get an abortion after the marriage? (Sorry about all the questions) In Virginia, age of consent is 16, so I could be charged; however, if it took place in Maryland, where age of consent is 16, would it matter? And if we get married before anything like that happens, would it void the age of consent deal? And lastly, since she lives in Virginia, would marriage in Maryland qualify as immediate emancipation from her parents power over her?
Once again, I apologize for the long story and all the questions... I just needed some good answers to this predicament of ours. I appreciate all your feedback; thank you.