Indiana Age of Majority Law


Minors – Age of Majority – Indiana

The term “minor” means a person less than twenty-one (21) years of age.

Title 7.1, Art. 1, Chap. 3, Sec. 25.

TITLE 20
EDUCATION
ARTICLE 12
HIGHER EDUCATION
CHAPTER 21.3
CAPACITY TO CONTRACT FOR GUARANTEED STUDENT LOANS

Students who enter into contracts for loans to finance a college education or who borrow money to defray the expense of attending any institution of higher education, shall have full legal capacity to act in their own behalf in these transactions, and with respect thereto shall be subject to any obligations arising from such contracts.

Title 20, Art. 12, Chap. 21.3, Sec. 1.

Age of Majority
18; common law

Emancipation
Not specified

Contracts
If under 18, child is not able to contract except for necessities and higher education expenses (common law, §20-12-21.3-1); minors 16 or older may contract for life, accident,
sickness insurance and annuities (§27-1-12-15)

Ability to Sue
In own name or through next friend, guardian ad litem, or representative (Trial Proc. R. 17(c))

Consent to Medical Treatment
Minors may consent if emancipated, 14 years or older and living apart from parents, married, or in military service (16-36-1-3)