Virginia Legal Ages Laws
|Age of Majority||18 (§1-13.42)|
|Eligibility for Emancipation||By judicial petition at age 16 (§16.1-331 et seq.)|
|Contracts by Minors||Voidable subject to making restitution when possible with various exceptions for necessities (common law)|
|Minors' Ability to Sue||Next friend; defendant infant represented by guardian ad litem (§8.01-8)|
|Minors' Consent to Medical Treatment||Minors may consent to treatment for venereal disease, pregnancy, substance abuse, or mental illness. Married minors may consent to any treatment (§54.1-2969 (E)).|
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