When Do You Become An Adult In Florida?

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.”).

What Is Emancipation?

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…


What Are Some Of These “New” Adult Responsibilities?

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…