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Maine Legal Ages Laws

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Age of Majority18 (1§72(11))
Eligibility for EmancipationNot specified
Contracts by MinorsNo, unless minor or authorized person ratified it at age of 18; exceptions are necessaries or real estate to which minor has title and retains benefit; contracts of minors re higher education are valid (33 §52)
Minors' Ability to SueThrough next friend, guardian ad litem, or parent (R. Civ. Pro. 17 (b))
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentMinors may consent to any treatment is married, emancipated, in the military, or living apart from parents. Otherwise, minors may consent to substance abuse or mental health treatment. (22 §1502 et seq.)

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