New York Legal Ages Laws
|Age of Majority||18 (Dom. Rel. §2)|
|Eligibility for Emancipation||Not specified|
|Contracts by Minors||May disaffirm most contracts if disaffirmed within reasonable time after reaching majority; exceptions: (1). certain loans; (2). married infant buying home; (3). providing medical care for self/child; (4). for performing athletic or arts services if court-approved; (5). life insurance if 15 or over; (6). or if veteran or veteran's spouse (Gen. Oblig. §§3-101, et seq.)|
|Minors' Ability to Sue||Through guardian or parent, adult spouse, guardian ad litem appointed by court or by infant if over 14 (Civ. Prac. L. & R. §1201)|
|Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment||If married, parent, pregnant, or in an emergency (Pub. He. §2504)|
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