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Mississippi Legal Ages Laws

More Information on Minors and the Law

Age of Majority21 (§1-3-27)
Eligibility for EmancipationBy petition, no minimum age specified (§93-19-3)
Contracts by Minors18 for personal property; ratification must be signed in writing (§15-3-11)
Minors' Ability to Sue18 to settle personal injury claims; married minor may file in marital matters; court appoints guardian ad litem (§11-21-3)
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentNot specified

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