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We wanna get married but our parents are not in favor.

Woburn, MA |

my girlfriend is 18 yaers old and i am 25. her parents are against our decision. Is there any legal issues if we get married? what if her parents file a case against me?

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  1. Best answer

    The age to get married in Massachusetts without parental consent is eighteen. See the below link for more information.

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  2. You're both adults. You can do as you please. There's nothing her parents can legally do to stop you. The only legal right they have is to make sure that your girlfriend doesn't inherit anything if she does marry you by cutting her out of their wills.

    While it's not a legal issue, your girlfriend needs to do some serious soul-searching about the possible long-term consequences of her actions for her relationship with her parents and other members of the family.

    E. Alexandra "Sasha" Golden is a Massachusetts lawyer. All answers are based on Massachusetts law. All answers are for educational purposes and no attorney-client relationship is formed by providing an answer to a question.