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Alabama Legal Ages Laws

More Information on Minors and the Law

Age of Majority19 (§26-1-1)
Eligibility for Emancipation18 (§26-13-1)
Contracts by MinorsMinor 15 or more at nearest birthday may contract for life, health, accident, annuity insurance; however, not bound by any unperformed agreement to pay premium (§27-14-5)
Minors' Ability to SueMay sue through personal representative, next friend, or guardian ad litem; if 14 or over has 30 days to choose guardian ad litem (ARCP), Rule 17 (c), (d)
Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment14 (§22-8-4)

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