Texas Age of Majority Law

Minors – Age of Majority – Texas

The age of majority in this state is 18 years.

Civil Practice and Remedies Code Title 6, Chap. 129, § 129.001

Age of Majority
18 (Civ. Prac. & Rem. §129.001)

Emancipation
If resident and 17 or 16 if living apart from guardian or parents and is self supporting or by marriage (Fam. §31.001 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
Guardian, next friend, guardian ad litem (Tex. R. Civ. P. 44)

Consent to Medical Treatment
Minors may consent to any treatment if in military or 16 years old and living apart from parents. Any minors may consent to treatment for pregnancy, substance abuse, or infectious diseases (Fam. §32.003).


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