Missouri Legal Ages Laws
|Age of Majority||18 (common law)|
|Eligibility for Emancipation||If married, minor may convey or encumber real estate if spouse is of age (§442.040)|
|Contracts by Minors||May be ratified after 18 (§431.060); for real property, may be disaffirmed within 2 years (§442.080)|
|Minors' Ability to Sue||By guardian, next friend, or court appointed (CR §52.02)|
|Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment||Minor may consent if: married; treatment is for pregnancy, excluding abortion; venereal disease, drug or substance abuse|
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