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Montana Legal Ages Laws

More Information on Minors and the Law

Age of Majority18 (§41-1-101)
Eligibility for EmancipationOccurs upon marriage (§40-6-234) or by judicial petition after reaching age 16 (§41-1-501)
Contracts by MinorsContracts may be disaffirmed within reasonable time after reaching 18, but necessities may not be disaffirmed (§41-1-301 et seq.)
Minors' Ability to SueThrough general guardian or guardian ad litem (§41-1-202)
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentYes, if emancipated; separated from parents and self-supporting; pregnant; has a communicable disease; or addicted to alcohol or drugs; has had a child or graduated from high school; needs emergency care (§41-1-402)

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