JUVENILE DIVISION MARRIAGE WAIVER - PROCEDURES
The following information and/or documents are necessary before applications for a marriage waiver, pursuant to R.C.W. 26.04.010, can be completed.
- Submit proof of age.
- If the claimed necessity is pregnancy, the prospective wife must furnish a statement from a doctor confirming the pregnancy.
- If the claimed necessity is pregnancy, the prospective husband must sign an acknowledgment that he is the father of the expected child.
- Written consent from both custodial parents or the legal guardian(s). If the parents are divorced, custody of the underage child must be verified.
- Must complete a Marriage Waiver-Information Fact Sheet (on reverse) and other forms.
- A written statement must be furnished from a priest, rabbi, minister or other professional counselor that at least three (3) pre-marital counseling sessions have taken place with the parties involved. This statement should contain a comment regarding the appropriateness of the marriage.
- The juvenile(s) requesting the waiver and the parents (if both parents are still married) of the child requesting the waiver shall appear personally before a Superior Court Judge to state the reasons why they are claiming a necessity pursuant to R.C.W. 26.04.040. A Probation Officer shall schedule the appointment with the Judge and will accompany the parties.