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    Default Who is the Guardian of a Married Minor

    My question involves marriage law for the State of: tennessee I'm 16 and my bf is 18 , my parents have agreed to let us get married because I'm pregnant. After I'm married who is my guardian? Is it still my parents, or is it myself ?

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    Default Re: Who is the Guardian of a Married Minor

    After you're married, your spouse is your guardian until you reach the age of legal majority. Then you're your own guardian.
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    Default Re: Who is the Guardian of a Married Minor

    Quote Quoting LawResearcherMissy
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    After you're married, your spouse is your guardian until you reach the age of legal majority. Then you're your own guardian.
    Are you sure? I thought that marriage was an emancipating event and therefor the minor would not have to have a guardian.

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    Default Re: Who is the Guardian of a Married Minor

    Tennessee has no provisions for emancipation of a minor - not even marriage does it there.

    I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere about TN maybe moving into this century soon, but I'm too saddened and horrified by the idea of a child younger than my son getting married, and pissed that married woman is still considered property in that state.
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    Default Re: Who is the Guardian of a Married Minor

    Quote Quoting LawResearcherMissy
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    Tennessee has no provisions for emancipation of a minor - not even marriage does it there.

    I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere about TN maybe moving into this century soon, but I'm too saddened and horrified by the idea of a child younger than my son getting married, and pissed that married woman is still considered property in that state.
    Wow. Just wow. I am glad that I don't and never have lived in such a backward place. ....Wow.

    Thanks Missy

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