The legal age of marriage is at 13 years for girls and 15 for boys. In Iran today, there is no age limit for marriage and marriage is possible at any age. In the tradition of child marriage and the law of Iran. But the marriage of girls under 13 and boys under 15 years old “is subject to permission and to interest at the discretion of the competent court.” Marriage before puberty (9 years for girls and 15 years for boys) by the child’s (father and grandfather) permission is possible.
The need to obtain court permission to marry children was added to Iranian law as of 2002, before that the permission was solely based on child’s Father/Grandfather. Currently, the penalty for failing to obtain permission of the court has been set.
The statistical study of marriage in Iran:
Based on statistics obtained on 2012, most marriages are between ages of 20 to 24 years for boys and ages of 15 to 19 years for girls, The figures also show the divorce rate for women has increased to 22. 5% and for men has increased to 32%.