Pennsylvania 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. Pennsylvania's legal ages laws specify, for instance, that minors may be represented by a guardian, guardian ad litem or next friend. specific ages for a number of these. Pennsylvania 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 (23§5101)|
|Eligibility for Emancipation||Not specified|
|Contracts by Minors||Voidable except for necessaries until age 18 (common law)|
|Minors' Ability to Sue||18 or older may sue or be sued as adult; infant may be represented by guardian, guardian ad litem, next friend (23, §5101)|
|Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment||Not specified|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- please contact a Pennsylvania family law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.