Texas Legal Ages Laws
|Age of Majority||18 (Civ. Prac. & Rem. §129.001)|
|Eligibility for Emancipation||If resident and 17 or 16 if living apart from guardian or parents and is self supporting or by marriage (Fam. §31.001 et seq.)|
|Contracts by Minors||Must disaffirm within reasonable time after reaching age of majority (common law)|
|Minors' Ability to Sue||Guardian, next friend, guardian ad litem (Tex. R. Civ. P. 44)|
|Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment||Minors may consent to any treatment if in military or 16 years old and living apart from parents. Any minors may consent to treatment for pregnancy, substance abuse, or infectious diseases (Fam. §32.003).|
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