Minors – Age of Majority – Idaho
1. Males under eighteen (18) years of age.
2. Females under eighteen (18) years of age.
3. Provided, that any male or any female who has been married shall be competent to enter a contract, mortgage, deed of trust, bill of sale and conveyance, and sue or be sued thereon.
Title 32, Chap. 1, §32-101
Age of Majority
If a person has been married, he or she is emancipated or considered an adult. They are considered legally competent to contract for goods or services, rent, buy a home, and sue or be sued. (§32-101)
An unmarried minor can generally get out of a contract for goods or services, if done before turning 18. However, even if unmarried, a minor can’t disaffirm an otherwise valid contract to purchase necessities, such as food, shelter, or clothing.
Also, children who are 15 or over can enter into an insurance contract, such as for life, health, car, rental, or homeowners insurance.
Ability to Sue
A minor or otherwise legally incompetent person can sue or be sued through a guardian, conservator, or other fiduciary, or a guardian ad litem or next friend appointed by the court.
Consent to Medical Treatment
A minor who is at least 14 years old can consent to be treated for infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases, such as TB or STDs, without the permission of a parent or guardian. This could include teens whose parents object to medical care for religious reasons. Minors can also consent to abortion if emancipated by marriage or being an active duty military servicemember. Otherwise, they need parental permission. (§39-3801)