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Joint custody question...

If your teen wants to get married (he will be 6 days from his 18th birthday) and the parents have joint custody do both parents have to sign off on permission or just one?

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scout_mom

Asked by scout_mom at 9:53 AM on May. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • What state?
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 9:55 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • His mom lives in Oklahoma, his dad in Idaho and he wants to get married in Missouri. He lives in Oklahoma. It's a mess (he's not my child, I'm just trying to get some info).
    scout_mom

    Comment by scout_mom (original poster) at 9:58 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • http://www.mo.gov/living-in-missouri/marriagedivorce/


    This website just says "consent from a custodial parent or guardian." 

    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:01 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Just one parent. Why not just wait the 6 days though?
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 10:02 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • only one... my parents were divorced, dad didnt have custody and still signed for my sister to get married at 15...
    girlglow6

    Answer by girlglow6 at 10:04 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • one parent only needs to sign.
    JLS2388

    Answer by JLS2388 at 10:05 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • They want to have the date of 11/11/11, so that's the reasoning for wanting to get married early.
    scout_mom

    Comment by scout_mom (original poster) at 10:05 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I think both parents have to sign the paper,, UGG!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 10:15 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I don't know, in Texas there is a managing parent over the kids. The managing parent would have to sign.
    I agree, why not wait 6 days?
    SassySue123

    Answer by SassySue123 at 10:28 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • If they have joint legal custody, then BOTH parents have to sign (with joint legal custody, major decisions need to be made jointly, and as marriage would emancipate the child, both parents need to sign off on it).
    laird6372

    Answer by laird6372 at 10:48 AM on May. 18, 2011

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