Clerk of the Court – 15th Circuit – Palm Beach County

I am looking into the laws of marriage licenses in FL and stumble across this curious law:

Applicants under 16 years of age: Minors who under oath, swear that they are the parents or expected parents of a child may apply for a Marriage License. If they are already parents, the child’s Birth Certificate must be presented. Otherwise, the pregnancy must be verified by a written statement from a licensed physician.

A previously married minor may apply without the need for parental consent.

Now the first paragraph is not that uncommon (I live in Louisiana next to Mississippi after all, we know these things), but the second paragraph? How often do you think a minor gets married for a second time?!


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