Mississippi Age of Majority Law


Minors – Age of Majority – Mississippi

In addition to any act declared to be unlawful by this chapter, or by Sections 27-71-301 through 27-71-347, and Sections 67-3-17, 67-3-27, 67-3-29 and 67-3-57, it shall be unlawful for the holder of a permit authorizing the sale of beer or light wine at retail or for the employee of the holder of such a permit:

To sell, give or furnish any beer or light wine to any person visibly or noticeably intoxicated, or to any insane person, or to any habitual drunkard, or to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years.

Title 67, Chap. 3, §67-3-53(b).

The age of eighteen (18) years shall be the age of majority of an executor, executrix, administrator or administratrix. In case letters testamentary or of administration shall be granted to any one under twenty-one (21) years, the bond executed by such person for the performance of the duties shall be as valid and binding as if such person were of full age.

Title 91, Chapter 7, § 91-7-37.

In this chapter (Trusts and Estates, Transfers to Minors):

“Adult” means an individual who has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years.

“Minor” means an individual who has not attained the age of twenty-one (21) years.

Title 91, Chapter 20, §91-20-3(a) and (k).

All persons eighteen (18) years of age or older, if not otherwise disqualified, or prohibited by law, shall have the capacity to enter into binding contractual relationships affecting personal property. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any contracts entered into prior to July 1, 1976.

In any legal action founded on a contract entered into by a person eighteen (18) years of age or older, the said person may sue in his own name as an adult and be sued in his own name as an adult and be served with process as an adult.

Title 93, Chapter 19, § 93-19-13.

Age of Majority
21 (§1-3-27

Emancipation
By petition, no minimum age specified (§93-19-3)

Contracts
18 for personal property; ratification must be signed in writing (§15-3-11)

Ability to Sue
18 to settle personal injury claims; married minor may file in marital matters; court appoints guardian ad litem (§11-21-3)

Consent to Medical Treatment
Not specified