ADULT AGE IN MARRIAGE IN INDONESIA (Theoretical Study of the Application of the Lex Posterior Derogat Legi Priori Principle)

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The problems to be answered in this research are, first, how is the regulation of Islamic family law and marriage
in Indonesia, second, how is underage marriage and legal protection for children, third is how to apply the lex
posterior derogat legi priori principle in determining the adult age for marriage. The research method used is
normative juridical research with a statute approach which was analyzed using statutory principles. The results
of the research concluded that Islamic family law cannot be separated from the history of the legal system in
Indonesia from the time of Dutch colonialism to the present which involved three parties, namely the interests
of religion, the state and women. Underage marriage is influenced by economic problems, parental coercion
and community culture. Based on the lex posterior legi priori principle, the age limit of a child must be seen
in the context of what the maturity measure is to be used. If the maturity is for a marriage, then the adult age
limit is 19 years, for both women and men. Although in the future it is suggested that further research is needed
regarding the financial maturity of men who are married at the age of 19.
Keywords: adult; marriage; legal principle