In Florida, for most purposes, you become a legal adult on your 18th birthday. See generally § 1.01(13), Fla. Stat. This is often referred to as the age of majority. (For exceptions, please see “Drinking Laws.”).
When you are 18, you have adult rights including the right to vote (§ 97.041, Fla. Stat.), the right to make contracts, the right to sue on your own behalf, the right to make a will (§ 732.501, Fla. Stat.), the right to get non-emergency medical treatment without your parent’s consent (§743.064, Fla. Stat.), and…Details
Emancipation is the act by which a minor, who had limited legal rights and additional legal privileges, gains all the rights and responsibilities of an adult. An emancipated minor has the legal capacity to act as an adult. This means the minor is no longer treated differently under the law and is free of the…Details
If you break the law, you will be tried as an adult and can be sentenced to an adult prison. Unless a court orders otherwise, your parents are not required to support you, so you may have to support yourself. In addition, because you can make binding agreements with others (called contracts), you can also…Details