Colorado Age of Consent Lawyers

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What is the Age of Consent in Colorado?

In Colorado, the age of consent for sex is 17 years old. Like many other states, the age difference between the two actors comes into play when one of them is a minor.

In Colorado, a person who is under 15 can legally consent to have sex with someone who is no more than 4 years older. A person under 17 can legally consent to sex with a person who is no more than 10 years older.

Colorado Common Law Marriage

Colorado is one of the few states that recognize Common Law marriage. When 2 people live together for a certain amount of time, and hold themselves out to the public to be married, they are treated as legally married for all intents and purposes.

The Colorado law on this subject does not state a minimum age for common law marriage, and a Colorado court recently held that a 15-year-old girl could legally enter a Common Law marriage. In such a situation, the age of consent laws would presumably not apply to her and her spouse, regardless of their respective ages.

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Last Modified: 06-18-2010 04:48 PM PDT

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