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Tennessee Legal Ages Laws

More Information on Minors and the Law

Age of Majority18 (§1-3-105(1))
Eligibility for EmancipationBy judicial petition, no minimum age specified (§29-31-101 et seq.)
Contracts by MinorsMay disaffirm within reasonable time after attaining age of majority; may also ratify expressly or by failure to disaffirm within reasonable time (common law)
Minors' Ability to SueBy representative, guardian ad litem, or next friend (R. Civ. Pro. 17.03)
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentMinors may receive contraceptives if pregnant, parent, or married (§68-34-107)

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