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Arizona Legal Ages Laws

Arizona recognizes 18 as the "age of majority," or the age at which state residents are legally considered adults, as do most other states. But state laws also govern a minor's eligibility to become emancipated, give consent to medical treatment, and other legal matters. Arizona legal ages laws allow minors as young as 16 petition the court for emancipation and may enter into a contract to pay for college tuition if 17 or older.

The following table highlights some of Arizona's legal ages laws. See Emancipation of Minors and Parental Liability Basics to learn more.

Age of Majority 18 (§1-215)
Eligibility for Emancipation Not specified
Contracts by Minors Governed by common law (§47-1103); at 16 or over may contract for educational loans (§44-140.01); May make contracts if veteran or married (§44-131)
Minors' Ability to Sue By guardian or special administrator, guardian ad litem, next friend (§A.R.S.R. Civ. Pro. 17(g))
Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment If homeless, marries or emancipated (§44-132 et seq.)

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Arizona family law attorney, or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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