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Florida Legal Ages Laws

In the overwhelming majority of states, the age of majority is 18. However, a number of other factors can affect the age of majority, including marriage and emancipation. Below, you'll find information about Florida legal ages laws, including when minors have the ability to sue and eligibility requirements for emanciaption.

To learn more about legal age laws in general, take a look at our article on state age laws.

Age of Majority 18 (§743.07)
Eligibility for Emancipation If legal marriage occurs (§743.01); upon petition if 16 or older (§743.015)
Contracts by Minors May contract for higher education financing if 16 or over (§743.05); may contract generally if married (§743.01)
Minors' Ability to Sue By next friend or court appointed guardian (RCP §1.210(b))
Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment If emergency (§743.064)

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

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