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Kansas Legal Ages Laws

More Information on Minors and the Law

Age of Majority18, 16 if married (§38-101)
Eligibility for EmancipationAt discretion of the court (§38-109)
Contracts by MinorsValid for necessities; also for other contracts unless disaffirmed in reasonable time after majority is obtained and money, property restored (§38-102); may consummate insurance contracts but must have consent of parents and co-signature of party over age 18 (§40-237)
Minors' Ability to SueThrough infant's representative; if no representative, then through next friend or guardian ad litem (§60-217(c))
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentUnmarried pregnant minor may consent to hospital, medical, and surgical care (§38-123); or any minor over 16 (§38-123b)

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