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his eighteenth birthday shall be considered to have reached his majority as provided in Section 12-2-2 NMSA 1978 [repealed] and is an adult for all purposes the same as if he had reached his twenty-first birthday.

B. For the purposes of the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act [repealed], as it relates to any gift made prior to June 18, 1971, the donee shall not be entitled to delivery or payment over of the gift until he has reached his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, Active duty with the military (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)


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