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Indiana Legal Ages Laws

More Information on Minors and the Law

Age of Majority18; common law
Eligibility for EmancipationNot specified
Contracts by MinorsIf under 18, child is not able to contract except for necessities and higher education expenses (common law, §20-12-21.3-1); minors 16 or older may contract for life, accident, sickness insurance and annuities (§27-1-12-15)
Minors' Ability to SueIn own name or through next friend, guardian ad litem, or representative (Trial Proc. R. 17(c))
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentMinors may consent if emancipated, 14 years or older and living apart from parents, married, or in military service (16-36-1-3)

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