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Missouri Legal Ages Laws

More Information on Minors and the Law

Age of Majority18 (common law)
Eligibility for EmancipationIf married, minor may convey or encumber real estate if spouse is of age (§442.040)
Contracts by MinorsMay be ratified after 18 (§431.060); for real property, may be disaffirmed within 2 years (§442.080)
Minors' Ability to SueBy guardian, next friend, or court appointed (CR §52.02)
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentMinor may consent if: married; treatment is for pregnancy, excluding abortion; venereal disease, drug or substance abuse

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