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South Carolina Legal Ages Laws

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Age of Majority18 (§15-1-320)
Eligibility for EmancipationNot specified
Contracts by MinorsNo, except for necessaries and if contract is signed in writing promising ratification after age 18 (20-7-250, et seq.)
Minors' Ability to SueBy representative, next friend, or guardian ad litem (R. Civ. Pro. 17(c))
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentMarried minor or their spouse may consent to diagnostic, therapeutic, or post mortem (§20-7-270); or may consent if over 16 (20-7-280)

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