Alabama Age of Majority Law

Minors – Age of Majority – Alabama

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(a) Any person in this state, at the arrival at the age of 19 years, shall be relieved of his or her disabilities of minority and thereafter shall have the same legal rights and abilities as persons over 21 years of age. No law of this state shall discriminate for or against any person between and including the ages of 19 and 21 years solely on the basis of age.

(b) This section shall also apply to any person who arrived at the age of 19 and 20 years before July 22, 1975, but shall not abrogate any defense or abridge any remedy available to him or her prior to such date.

(c) All laws or parts of laws which read “under the age of 21 years” hereafter shall read “under the age of 19 years.” Wherever the words “under the age of 21 years” appear in any law limiting the legal rights and abilities of persons under such age, such words shall be construed to mean under the age of 19 years.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, nothing in this section shall be deemed to repeal any provision of Chapter 19 of Title 15 of this Code.

(Acts 1975, No. 77.)

Age of Majority
19 (§26-1-1)

Emancipation
18 (§26-13-1)

Contracts
Minor 15 or more at nearest birthday may contract for annuities, or for insurance upon his own life, body, health, property, liabilities, or other interests or on the person of another in whom the minor has an insurable interest; however, not bound by any unperformed agreement to pay premium (§27-14-5)

Ability to Sue
May sue through personal representative, next friend, or guardian ad litem; if 14 or over has 30 days to
choose guardian ad litem (ARCP), Rule 17 (c), (d)

Consent to Medical Treatment

Any minor who is 14 years of age or older, or has graduated from high school, or is married, or having been married is divorced or is pregnant may give effective consent to any legally authorized medical, dental, health or mental health services for himself or herself, and the consent of no other person shall be necessary. 14 (§22-8-4)


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