When Do You Become An Adult In Florida?

For most purposes, you are legally recognized as an adult in Florida on your 18th birthday. This is often referred to as the age of majority.[1] [1] See, generally, § 1.01(13), Fla. Stat., for the definition of “minor.”

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What Is Emancipation?

Emancipation is the act by which a minor (under the age of 18), gains all the rights and responsibilities of an adult. An emancipated minor has the legal capacity to act as an adult. An emancipated minor is no longer entitled to the benefits of being a minor. The minor’s parents no longer have a…

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What Are Some Legal Responsibilities You Gain When You Turn 18?

Now as an adult, if you break the law, you will be tried as an adult and can be sentenced to an adult prison. Additionally, your parents are not required to support you (unless a court orders otherwise). Furthermore, because you can make binding agreements with others (called contracts), you can also now be sued.…

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What Are Some of the Legal Rights That You Gain When You Turn 18?

When you turn 18, you gain certain adult rights. These rights include the right to vote[1], the right to make contracts, the right to sue on your own behalf, the right to make a will[2], the right to marry without parental permission[3], the right to get non-emergency medical treatment without your parents’ consent[4], and the…

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