Tennessee Age of Majority Law


Minors – Age of Majority – Tennessee

Eighteen-year-olds – Legal responsibility
Alcoholic beverage restrictions on persons under twenty-one (21) years of age.

(a) Notwithstanding any laws to the contrary, any person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older shall have the same rights, duties, and responsibilities as a person who is twenty-one (21) years of age, except as provided in subsection (b) relative to the rights to purchase, possess, transport, and consume alcoholic beverages, wine, or beer as those terms are defined in title 57.

Title 1, Chap. 3, §1-3-113

Age of Majority
18 (§1-3-105(1))

Emancipation
By judicial petition, no minimum age specified (§29-31-101 et seq.)

Contracts
May disaffirm within reasonable time after attaining age of majority; may also ratify expressly or by failure to disaffirm within reasonable time (common law)

Ability to Sue
By representative, guardian ad litem, or next friend (R. Civ. Pro. 17.03)

Consent to Medical Treatment
Minors may receive contraceptives if pregnant, parent, or married (§68-34-107)