South Carolina Legal Ages Laws
|Age of Majority||18 (§15-1-320)|
|Eligibility for Emancipation||Not specified|
|Contracts by Minors||No, except for necessaries and if contract is signed in writing promising ratification after age 18 (20-7-250, et seq.)|
|Minors' Ability to Sue||By representative, next friend, or guardian ad litem (R. Civ. Pro. 17(c))|
|Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment||Married 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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