Ohio Legal Ages Laws
Most states have different age limits for different types of legal transactions, such as the ability to enter into a contract or file a lawsuit. However, Ohio legal ages laws do not specify specific ages for a number of these. For instance, Ohio law does not state the ages at which a minor is eligible for emancipation or able to provide legal consent to medical treatment.
|Age of Majority||18 (§§3109.01)|
|Eligibility for Emancipation||Not specified|
|Contracts by Minors||Voidable; may be disaffirmed at infancy or within reasonable time after age of majority; exception for necessaries (common law)|
|Minors' Ability to Sue||Through personal representative or otherwise may sue by next friend or defend by guardian ad litem; minor not represented must have court appoint guardian ad litem (R. Civ. Pro. 17(B))|
|Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment||Not specified|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Ohio family law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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