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Can a 20 year old marry his 17 year old girlfriend in state of CA or is minor's parental permission necessary

Modesto, CA |

my son who is 20 yrs old wants to marry his 17 yr old girlfriend without the girlfriends parents permission can he do this without getting in trouble

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In California, you must be 18 years old to marry without the consent of a parent. A person under 18 can marry if they have: (1) a notarized consent statement from a parent or guardian and (2) a Superior Court order granting the minor permission to marry.