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Washington Legal Ages Laws

More Information on Minors and the Law

Age of Majority18 (§26.28.010, et seq.))
Eligibility for EmancipationBy judicial petition at age 16 (§13.64.010, et seq.)
Contracts by MinorsBound for contracts for necessities; other contracts valid unless disaffirmed within reasonable time after reaching age of majority and restitution where possible of consideration (26.28.030, et seq.)
Minors' Ability to SueBy guardian; if 14 or over may apply himself for court-appointed guardian; if under 14 application must be made to court through relative or friend (4.08.050)
Minors' Consent to Medical TreatmentNot specified

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