How old do you have to be before you get married?

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How old do you have to be before you get married?

You have to be over 16 years old and if you are under the age of 18 years you need the consent of a parent or person with parental responsibility or the leave of the court.

Thanks very much to Punam Denley, a partner at the International Family Law Group LLP for reviewing and to David Hodson, also partner at the International Family Law Group LLP, who reviewed an earlier version which appeared in A Parent’s Guide to the Law by Jon Robins (LawPack , 2009).  Stephen Lawson, a litigation partner at Forshaws Davies Ridgway LLP assisted with the section on the CSA.