I am pregnant and 16 years old. My boyfriend is 17 years old. He is turning 18 in September, which is when I'm going to be due. We both want to get married and live together. I would like to know if it is possible to get married, and be "free" from our parents custody over us. Meaning that we can get a place on our own and have our baby. Would this require parental consent? In this case, we would like to do it without our parents permission.
You have to be 18 to marry in Washington without a court order or your parent's permission. If you became emancipated that might increase the chances you could get a court order approving the marriage.
At 18. a person is a legal adult in WA.
A 17-year-old in WA can marry if 1) there is parental consent; or 2) there is a court order allowing the marriage.
A parent cannot consent to a person younger than 17 to marry. Such young person needs a court order allowing the marriage.
You being pregnant or giving birth would not change those laws.
You can certainly file a petition with the court asking the court to either emancipate you or allow you to marry.
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