Marriage of persons less than 16 years of age: Consent of parent or guardian; authorization by court.
1. A person less than 16 years of age may marry only if he has the consent of:
(a) Either parent; or
(b) Such personís legal guardian,
and such person also obtains authorization from a district court as provided in subsection 2.
2. In extraordinary circumstances, a district court may authorize the marriage of a person less than 16 years of age if the court finds that:
(a) The marriage will serve the best interests of such person; and
(b) Such person has the consent required by paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection 1.
Pregnancy alone does not establish that the best interests of such person will be served by marriage, nor may pregnancy be required by a court as a condition necessary for its authorization for the marriage of such person.
Last modified: February 25, 2006