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Michigan Legal Ages Laws

More Information on Minors and the Law

Age of Majority18 (722.1(a))
Eligibility for EmancipationThrough marriage, military service, or by judicial petition at age 16 (722.4 et seq.)
Contracts by MinorsFor necessities only (common law, §600.1403)
Minors' Ability to SueBy next friend or guardian of estate; if age 14 or over, can select own (Mich. Court Rules Rule 2.201 (E))
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentIf pregnant (§333.9132); HIV or venereal disease treatment (§333.5127); substance abuse treatment (§333.6121)

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