Minors – Age of Majority – Minnesota
Subdivision 1. The terms defined in the following subdivisions shall have the meanings given them for the purpose of any statute or law of this state now in force, for the purposes of any statute or law hereinafter enacted unless a different meaning is specifically attached to the terms or the context clearly requires different meaning.
Subd. 2. “Minor” means an individual under the age of 18.
Subd. 3. “Adult” means an individual 18 years of age or older.
Subd. 4. “Minority” means with respect to an individual the period of time during which the individual is a minor.
Subd. 5. “Majority” means with respect to an individual the period of time after the individual reaches the age of 18.
Subd. 6. “Legal age” or “full age” means 18 years of age or older.
Chap. 645, §645.451
Age of Majority
For necessities only; other contracts voidable (common law)
Ability to Sue
At 14 by general guardian ad litem appointed by court; otherwise by general guardian, relative, or friend, by default (RCP §17.02)
Consent to Medical Treatment
Minor may consent if living apart from parents and managing own financial affairs, if married or parent, or for pregnancy, venereal disease, or substance abuse (§144.341 et seq.)