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    I'm 17 he's 25 I'm pregnant. Do my parents have rights if I'm married?

    Asked Sep 18, 2008, 07:27 PM — 30 Answers
    I live in Indiana.

    I am 17 && he's 25. I think I might be pregnant and if I am, him && I know my mom would completely freak out because she doesn't even want us together. He thinks that him & I getting married (( because it is legal in some states if I'm pregnant to get married w/ out parent consent.)) would help force my mom into dealing w/ it. But my question is if I get married does she still have the right to put him away and/or take me away from him?


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    I JUST turned 17.
    But I thoought that because the consent age in Indiana was 17 that it would be alrite?

    Last edited by ILoveVille4ever; Sep 18, 2008 at 07:54 PM.
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    Sep 19, 2008, 08:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveVille4ever
    right..
    but they cant force me to get an abortion unless she can prove that im unfit & im not.

    Parents cannot force an abortion nor can they claim you would be an unfit mother before the child is born.
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    Sep 19, 2008, 08:45 AM
    No they can't force you to have an abortion even if they think you will be unfit. It doesn't work that way.
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    Sep 19, 2008, 02:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by caramelbunny
    sorry! you are treated as an adult in the medical field. my mistake!
    I don't think that this is correct. Any time a minor is involved in a medical procedure other then life threatening or abortion; the doctors have to seek permission to treat the underage patient. So no at 17 they aren't treated like an adult. Also in Indiana emancipation of a child doesn't occur until age 21. So there is some conflict there also.
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    Sep 19, 2008, 06:06 PM
    Don't get married just because you are pregnant please! That is not a good idea. You are still young and need time to decide if this is the person that you want to spend your life with. If he's any man at all, once you guys find out for sure if you are, you both should sit down with your parents and let them know what is going on and the decisions that you guys are making. You should conduct yourself as an adult and be responsible. I would hope that your parents would respect him more if he owned up to his responsibilities and faced them with it.

    I mean think about the Big Picture for a moment. Does he work full time and have health insurance? If not, if you guys get married you won't be covered by anyone. If your parents won't help... is he able to provide for you financially? Is he responsible and ready to take on the role of a husband? Think really hard about this if law does permit it.

    All the best
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    Sep 19, 2008, 06:13 PM
    First, you need to find out for sure if your pregnant instead of thinking you might. Get a pregnancy test or go to a clinic. Why the rush to get marry at such a young age?
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    Sep 19, 2008, 06:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by califdadof3
    I dont think that this is correct. Any time a minor is involved in a medical procedure other then life threatening or abortion; the doctors have to seek permission to treat the underage patient. So no at 17 they arent treated like an adult. Also in indiana emancipation of a child doesnt occur until age 21. So there is some conflict there also.
    For marriage you only have to be 18 because even though lots of web sites say emancipation is at 21 it is actually for all other purposed but child support at 18. At 18 you are an adult if you get in trouble you are the one going to jail and what not you can get married move out do whatever you want. The only thing that applies to the age being 21 is support continuing if the child is a full time student until that age. You aren't the only one that has made that same type of comment so I know the wrong information is everywhere.
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    Sep 20, 2008, 09:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by stinawords View Post
    For marriage you only have to be 18 because even though lots of web sites say emancipation is at 21 it is actually for all other purposed but child support at 18. At 18 you are an adult if you get in trouble you are the one going to jail and what not you can get married move out do whatever you want. The only thing that applies to the age being 21 is support continuing if the child is a full time student until that age. You aren't the only one that has made that same type of comment so I know the wrong information is everywhere.
    Here is where it gets confusing because In law cant seem to make up its mind.

    http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/May2007.pdf

    http://www.in.gov/icpr/webfile/formsdiv/52690.pdf

    Fiscal Impact Statement, Senate Bill 0469

    http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/...SB0459.001.pdf

    Requirements for In.
    State

    They seem to agree to disagree.
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    Sep 20, 2008, 11:58 AM

    I can't give calif any more greenies so I'll just say those are some good sites and I know IN can be confusing... I'm pretty sure the only reason I know as much about it is because not only was I born and raised here but also had to study it in order to get my degree lol. But yea as far as this case is concerned she just has to wait until turning 18 then can get married and move out. In no way am I going to say that I am part of those web sites because I'm pretty sure IN government people are sitting around laughing at all the confused faces people get trying to figure them out.
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    Sep 22, 2008, 07:36 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by theshores View Post
    Don't get married just because you are pregnant please! that is not a good idea. You are still young and need time to decide if this is the person that you want to spend your life with. If he's any man at all, once you guys find out for sure if you are, you both should sit down with your parents and let them know what is going on and the decisions that you guys are making. You should conduct yourself as an adult and be responsible. I would hope that your parents would respect him more if he owned up to his responsibilities and faced them with it.

    I mean think about the Big Picture for a moment. Does he work full time and have health insurance? If not, if you guys get married you won't be covered by anyone. If your parents won't help...is he able to provide for you financially? Is he responsible and ready to take on the role of a husband? Think really hard about this if law does permit it.

    All the best

    Yes, he has his own business works full time && has already told me that even if we are not married while/after I'm pregnant he wants to put me on his health insurance to pay for the medical bills.
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    Sep 22, 2008, 09:16 AM

    Are you pregnant right now or not? Because if you are then his insurance won't cover you because pretty much all insurance policies that cover maternaty make you be on the plan for at least a year before becoming pregnant.
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