Florida Age of Majority Law


Minors – Age of Majority – Florida

Removal of disabilities of married minors.
The disability of nonage of a minor who is married or has been married or subsequently becomes married, including one whose marriage is dissolved, or who is widowed, or widowered, is removed. The minor may assume the management of his or her estate, contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, and perform all acts that he or she could do if not a minor.
Title XLIII, Chap. 743, §743.01

Rights, privileges, and obligations of persons 18 years of age or older.

(1) The disability of nonage is hereby removed for all persons in this state who are 18 years of age or older, and they shall enjoy and suffer the rights, privileges, and obligations of all persons 21 years of age or older except as otherwise excluded by the State Constitution immediately preceding the effective date of this section and except as otherwise provided in the Beverage Law.

(2) This section shall not prohibit any court of competent jurisdiction from requiring support for a dependent person beyond the age of 18 years when such dependency is because of a mental or physical incapacity which began prior to such person reaching majority or if the person is dependent in fact, is between the ages of 18 and 19, and is still in high school, performing in good faith with a reasonable expectation of graduation before the age of 19.

(3) This section shall operate prospectively and not retrospectively, and shall not affect the rights and obligations existing prior to July 1, 1973.

Title XLIII, Chap. 743, §743.07

Age of Majority
18 (§743.07

Emancipation
If legal marriage occurs (§743.01); upon petition if 16 or older (§743.015)

Contracts
May contract for higher education financing if 16 or over (§743.05); may contract generally if married (§743.01)

Ability to Sue
By next friend or court appointed guardian (RCP §1.210(b))

Consent to Medical Treatment
If emergency (§743.064)