Georgia Teens, sex and marriage laws


I'm am 18 yrs old and my girl is 16 and I want to know can we have sex legally? If she wants to move in with me. If she gets pregnant and we decide we want to get married can her mom legally stop her from getting our marriage license? And my last question is, if we get married can she legally move in with me and my family without her mother's consent? Please Help.

In Georgia, the age of consent to have consensual sex is 16. This is the age at which you can no longer be a victim of statutory rape.

2006 in Georgia, there were changes in the law regarding marriage and the minimum age. Some county and city websites may not be updated yet.

You must be at least 16 years of age to be married in Georgia.
16 or 17 year olds may obtain a marriage license with permission from both parents (if still married and together); or, either parent if one is unavailable due to illness; or, if parents are divorced or widowed, permission must be obtained from the parent with legal custody or legal guardianship.

The parent(s) must either appear in person before a probate judge in the county where the marriage is to take place; or, if they reside in a different county they may appear before any judicial authority who is authorized to issue marriage licenses in their county of residence. A certified copy of the minor's birth certificate must be provided and for the permission to be official a certificate with official stamp or seal must be obtained from the probate judge or authority showing the parents appeared and gave permission for the marriage to proceed.

In Georgia, the age of majority is 18. Until the age of majority is reached, a person is under the legal care and control of their parents or legal guardians. No person may interfere with those parental rights unless a court of law determines otherwise.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 19:14.

Can I have sex with any age male if I'm over the age of consent?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 04:11.

I was wondering what the laws are for dating between an 18 year old female and a 15 year old male. There is a 3 1/2 year difference between us. We aren't sleeping together, but I just want clearer guidelines as to what kind of contact between us is actually legal, like if I would go to jail for kissing him at wal mart.. Our moms have been friends their whole lives so they are just happy for us, but if it is illegal to even date or kiss in public then i would rather know now before we get too serious. Thanks so much!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 06/24/2012 - 22:37.

Hi i am a twelve year old who wants to have sex but dont want to wait until im 16 which is when its legal im wondering if the girl is older can i still get in trouble

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:25.

Hi im 16 and turn 17 in a few months , i want to know is there any way legally i can get married at 17 with out my parents permission ? my mom and dad are divorced and i live with my mom but my home life is a mess !!! i need to get out its unclean and nasty i have a fiancé and he has a full time job and house and makes triple what my mom makes and he's 20 turning 21 , we have never had sex before and won't til marriage , my mom dosnt want me to go because she get money from me and taxes for me , I am in school doing high school and college together and i work and have my license . Please help me if theres any way i would love to know it , I'm ready to get out of this place into a better and loving place!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 08:18.

So whenever we got together he was 18 and im still 14 but we been together for 6 months; madly in love but im pregnant. What will happen to him?
p.s i will be 15 in december.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 18:38.

Im 19 and in the marine corps my fiancé is 15
I have been with her for two years can I go to jail just for dating her? Can I go to jail if her parents press charges and she says we didn't have sex?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 19:30.

I really nead your help

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 20:50.

i am 18 about to be 19 can i have sex with my girlfriend if she is 17 and get into trouble?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 01/07/2012 - 23:15.

I'm age 13 my "boyfriend" is age 16 when he's 17 I'll still be age 13 for a month. We are three years one month and two days apart, my dad is a city cop could he charge my "boyfriend" for any reason?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 14:35.

I'm 17 and have been seeing this guy who is 21. we had sex twice. I know the age of consent is 16 but I was wondering if we could still get in trouble since he is 4 years older than me.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 16:05.

If I am 17 and my girlfriend is 14, and she wanted to have sex in the state of Georgia, is that considered statutory rape? I am not 18 yet, so would it count, but she also isn't at the age of consent, so is it?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 19:04.

Yes, you would also be charged as an adult so it would be a felony

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 08:08.

I am 16 and my boyfriend is 20. I turn 17 in 2 months. My parents know about him and everything, but im pregnant and they do not know about it yet. Do i have a legal right for me to get married and move into my boyfriends place once the baby is born? It would be a better enviorment for my baby and no drama.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 12:09.

Well I'm 16 and my boyfriends 19, we've been together for a very long amount of time and I want to know if I were to get pregnant what could possibly happen to him? Would he get in trouble? Could we get married or would we not be able to? I NEED HELP NOW!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 19:23.

I was wondering if i could come to georgia and get married legally. I am 17 my boyfriend is 19 and we have a baby together who is 3 months now. I was wondering if i could get married without my mothers consent.
P.S. I am from tennessee

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:53.

I'm 15 and I'll turn 16 in a month and my boyfriend is 18 he'll b 19 in December. We were thinking about having sex on my birthday. I just wanted to make sure it was legal before we did anything. I know the age of consent in Georgia is 16 but I wanted to make sure he couldn't get in trouble because of our age difference. What are the limitations of having sex as a minor 16 and older? Is there a certain age rage I have to stay within until I'm 18? Also can my mother have him locked up after I turn 16 and if we have sex? Do I need her permission to date someone over 18? Or can I date anyone any age when I turn 16?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 09:54.

The age range is 4 years no older

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:47.

If I am eighteen and my girlfriend is sixteen and wants to have sex with me could I get into legal trouble of any kind if I say that I will have sex with her?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 15:01.

We have daughter who just turned 17 however, we found out today that she had sex when she was 16...a month ago with her boyfriend who is 18 soon to be 19. Do we as parents have any legal rights when it comes to these kids having sex should our daughter become pregnant from this? Like I said we found out today she has been sexually active for a month. Can we hold the boyfriend liable for child support, etc should she be pregnant?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 14:31.

no matter what if the child is his baby than you can file for child support and possibly sue him in court if it comes to that

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 03/20/2010 - 09:01.

Heres is the dilemma, my brother was charged with statutory rape at the age of 16 and the girl he slept with was 14. He was charged in 1994 and he has never had another crime of that type again. Now the state of Ga, after all this time wants him to register as a sex offender for a crime committed as a juvenile, does he have to register or are there new laws that say so?

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