Georgia Code Title 19. Domestic Relations § 19-3-2

(a) To be able to contract marriage, a person must:

(1) Be of sound mind;

(2) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section, be at least 18 years of age;

(3) Have no living spouse of a previous undissolved marriage.  The dissolution of a previous marriage in divorce proceedings must be affirmatively established and will not be presumed.  Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to affect the legitimacy of children;  and

(4) Not be related to the prospective spouse by blood or marriage within the prohibited degrees.

(b) If either applicant for marriage is 16 or 17 years of age, parental consent as provided in Code Section 19-3-37 shall be required.

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