Can I Marry My First Cousin in Illinois?

Did you know you can marry your first cousin? Yes, in Illinois (even Chicago), you can marry your first cousin if you are both 50 years old or older.

(4) a marriage between cousins of the first degree; however, a marriage between first cousins is not prohibited if:

(i) both parties are 50 years of age or older;

By the way, a better question might be: Would you want to marry your first cousin?

See the Illinois Compiled Statutes 750 ILCS 5/212 (a)(4)(i) and (ii).

If you are in need of family law or marriage advice, please call the knowledgeable Illinois lawyers of Martoccio & Martoccio at 630-920-8855.

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