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    Default Can A Pregnant Teen In Tennessee Get Married Without Parental Consent

    My friend an her boyfriend are both sixteen
    and she is now pregnant
    They both want to get married but only his parents approve
    Can they get married without her parents' permission?
    She doesn't get along with her parents at all
    they constantly put her down and make her feel worthless
    and i want her to be able to marry her boyfriend and be happy for once in her life
    I know he loves her more than anything and would do anything for her
    And i'm trying so hard to find a way for them to be able to do this
    His parents are also willing to let her live with them
    so please help me out with this

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    My friend an her boyfriend are both sixteen
    and she is now pregnant
    They both want to get married but only his parents approve
    Can they get married without her parents' permission?
    She doesn't get along with her parents at all
    they constantly put her down and make her feel worthless
    and i want her to be able to marry her boyfriend and be happy for once in her life
    I know he loves her more than anything and would do anything for her
    And i'm trying so hard to find a way for them to be able to do this
    His parents are also willing to let her live with them
    so please help me out with this
    No, they both would need their parents' consent.

    36-3-106. Consent of parent, guardian, next of kin, agency or custodian. —


    (a) When either applicant is under eighteen (18) years of age, the parents, guardian, next of kin or party having custody of the applicant shall join in the application, under oath, stating that the applicant is sixteen (16) years of age or over and that the applicant has such person's consent to marry.

    (b) If the applicant is in the legal custody of any public or private agency or is in the legal custody of any person other than a parent, next of kin or guardian, then such person or the duly authorized representative of such agency shall join in the application with the parent, guardian or next of kin stating, under oath, that the applicant is sixteen (16) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age and that the applicant has such person's consent to marry. This subsection (b) does not apply to applicants who are in the legal custody of the department of mental health and developmental disabilities.

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    Default Re: Can A Pregnant Teen In Tennessee Get Married Without Parental Consent

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    No, they both would need their parents' consent.
    Shouldn't it be different since she's pregnant
    The baby should be able to see its father
    Her parents hate him and they won't let her see him anymore
    thats not fair to the child
    isn't there an exeption

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    Shouldn't it be different since she's pregnant
    The baby should be able to see its father
    Her parents hate him and they won't let her see him anymore
    thats not fair to the child
    isn't there an exeption
    The father can file for paternity/visitation/support. With a court order the mothers parents can't interfere with his visitation...But they absolutely can prevent him from going near their daughter.

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    Shouldn't it be different since she's pregnant
    The baby should be able to see its father
    Her parents hate him and they won't let her see him anymore
    thats not fair to the child
    isn't there an exeption
    Some states allow for a pregnant minor to get a court order to marry, but Tennessee isn't one of them.

    Once the baby is born, the presumed father cam file for paternity. Until it is proven that he is the legal father, he will have no legal rights.

    He can then petition for visitation or even custody.

    Their parents still have parental authority over their minor children, and if her parents want to keep them apart, that is their right.

    Her parents can not stop him from seeing his child once a court order for visitation has been ordered. Well, they could, but they could get in trouble. He would need to follow the court order as well.

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    Default Re: Can A Pregnant Teen In Tennessee Get Married Without Parental Consent

    Can they go to Kentucky or something to get married?

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    Can they go to Kentucky or something to get married?
    No, not without parental permission.

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    No, not without parental permission.

    Look at this website
    http://www.coolnurse.com/marriage_laws.htm
    and read the "Other Situations" paragraph

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    Default Re: Can A Pregnant Teen In Tennessee Get Married Without Parental Consent

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    Look at this website
    http://www.coolnurse.com/marriage_laws.htm
    and read the "Other Situations" paragraph
    Yeah? How does that apply to TN.?

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    Default Re: Can A Pregnant Teen In Tennessee Get Married Without Parental Consent

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    Yeah? How does that apply to TN.?
    Can't they go to Kentucky or Georgia or something
    because it says they can get married w/o parental consent

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