New Mexico Age of Majority Law


Minors – Age of Majority – New Mexico

Age of majority; eighteen years; exception.

A. Except as provided in Subsection B or otherwise specifically provided by existing law, any person who has reached his eighteenth birthday shall be considered to have reached his majority as provided in Section 12-2-2 NMSA 1978 and is an adult for all purposes the same as if he had reached his twenty-first birthday.

B. For the purposes of the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act, as it relates to any gift made prior to June 18, 1971, the donee shall not be entitled to delivery or payment over of the gift until he has reached his twenty-first birthday.

Chapter 28, Art. 6, §28-6-1

Age of Majority
18 (§32A-1-4(B))

Emancipation
Through marriage, death, adoption, majority of minor (32A-21-1, et seq.)

Contracts
Common law applies

Ability to Sue
By guardian, guardian ad litem, or next friend; married minor may sue in action against him/her or spouse without a guardian; (R. Civ. Pro. 1-017(c))

Consent to Medical Treatment
If married or emancipated (§24-10-1)