There are very strict statutory laws in
the Australian Marriage Act 1961, that govern who can be married
and who can't.
'Minors' refers to anyone who is under the
age of 18.
Whilst it is legal to be married if you
are a minor who has reached 16 years of age, you will require the
consent of a guardian or parent, or the consent of the courts (if
you are under 18) prior to marriage.
It is illegal for two persons under the
age of 18 to be married in Australia (at least one partner must
have reached 18 years of age).
What does the term Minor mean in the Marriage Act?
Some examples my include, being married to someone already (not divorced), being too closely related or being of non-marriagable age (being a minor). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting
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