Questions tagged [minor]

Use this tag for questions related to the law for minors, i.e. persons who have not reached the age of majority (usually 16, 18, or 21 years).

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Can you sue an underage contractor?

I recently got my garage epoxied. After about a week, it started peeling off. I was wondering if I can sue the contractor as they aren't answering my calls or replying to my messages. The reason I'm ...
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Minor Who Lied About Age Broke Contract and Stole $10,500 - What Can Be Done? [closed]

About a month ago, someone who I was friends with for 3 years and have done business with called me while he was down in Miami, telling me that he and some others were trying to rent a boat. However, ...
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On the Legality of Teens Trading Stocks---Cf. Barron's (6/14): ``Here Come the Teens: New Apps Make it a Cinch for Teenagers to Trade Stocks...''

It appears according to an article (`Here Come the Teens: New Apps Make it a Cinch for Teenagers to Trade Stocks. Are They Investing---or Gambling'') which appeared in Barron's this week, minors are ...
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Crime records as a minor, does it affect sentencing as an adult?

Are crimes as minor, especially felonies, kept in your records? And would they affect your sentencing as an adult? I am not asking about a specific jurisdiction, I just want to have a general idea.
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How can I tell a judge that I want to live in the opposite house of the parent who has custody?

My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. I am now 16 years old and every time I turn a year older I get told I have to be one year older than I currently am before I can tell the judge which parent ...
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Can minors express their political views?

I am a minor and my family continue to tell me "Since you can't vote and a minor, you can't express your political beliefs." I stand more with the Republican Party but I don't agree with ...
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Can Parents Of A Minor Legally Take Away Something That They Own [duplicate]

I'm under the age of 18 (a minor). Do my parents have the right to take away my personal property? To clarify this I should mention that my parents are divorced and my dad has legal custody of me but ...
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Concerns with working as a Teenager

I am a 13 year old. I am wanting to work at my town's local book shop. I live in Washington, USA. I can't find any online documents regarding if I can or cannot work there. According to official D.O.L....
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What is the principle that children can consent to other children of the same age, but not to an adult, called?

Two three year old children that agree on "playing doctor" and examining each others bodies, including genitalia are not committing a crime (but if one three year old child forces another ...
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Conservator Investment Possibilities For Minor (Georgia USA)

In a minor's conservatory account, it is common for courts to allow conservators to purchase low yield investments such as municipal bonds, treasury bills, money market accounts, CD's and other low ...
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What is the emancipation process?

I am looking into emancipation and was wondering what the process looks like. I live in PA. Any information will help.
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Keeping children away from an ex-convict legally required?

Are there laws that prevent a minor under your protection from staying with a person who you suspect is a pedophile, if you believe they are not likely to be abusive? Assume that said minor is adamant ...
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International sexting between two minors - Text only

A 12-year-old living in the U.S. "sexted" with a 14-year-old in Sweden. Was any crime committed? Are there possible legal consequences for either child having engaged in that act?
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What happens to people that gamble in Arizona when they're not old enough?

I was gambling in Arizona 2013 and was looking for a goal of $1,000. It wasn't a scam. I was 10 years old at the time. We got only got $300. Both and my Dad were doing the gambling and we each took ...
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Can the police ask a minor to bring suspicious evidence outside their house?

Based off of my previous question a young enough child (approximately 13 or younger) can not authorize the police to search their home: In the USA can a child legally authorize a search of a residence ...
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Is it legal for a parent in Florida to remove their minor child's doors and install a surveillance camera looking into the bathroom and bedroom?

Is it legal for a parent to take off a 15 year old's bathroom and bedroom doors and place a camera that looks into the bathroom and bedroom?
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Can a minor make a contract?

Some Policy requires all individuals with System X™ access to be contractually obliged not to press the Big Red Button. X Corp only grants System X™ authorisation to people who bound by The Contract; ...
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Does a free video game distributed on the internet require age verification or restrictions?

If a free, completely non-commercial video game distributed online contains mature content or themes (such as cartoon violence and cartoon nudity, but not pornography), is it legally necessary to ...
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Is it illegal to buy and/or sell "feet pics" or pictures of feet if the seller is a minor?

Curious about this -- I'm not a buyer of such things. A growing trend online that has been booming is females selling pictures of their feet online, very often to male buyers. If the seller happens to ...
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If a teenager runs away illegally but turns 18 before being found, are they still in danger?

Could the police still take them back home against their will or otherwise prosecute them?
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Does anyone know if there's an equivalent to the New South Wales Property and Contract act in Massachusetts?

I'm looking to see if there's an equivalent to the (Property and Contracts) Act 1970 of New South Wales in the US, specifically the part pertaining to minors.
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Can a minor act as an officer or director of a corporation?

I have two questions: I was wondering if a minor could act as an officer of a corporation; and if a minor can act as a director on a board of directors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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Can a minor serve as a company's registered agent?

Can a minor serve as a registered agent for a company in Massachusetts?
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Is it illegal to distribute physical images of relatives (including minors) without consent?

My estranged father has produced a limited run of CDs for distribution (potentially for profit - unknown at this time) that include images of my son (a minor) and me on the sleeve, without my consent. ...
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Can an adult (25 y/o) be prosecuted for writing pornography with a minor (16 y/o) in the UK?

If a 25 y/o adult in the UK writes and distributes sexually explicit material with/to a 16 y/o can they be prosecuted for Child Sexual Abuse? The adult has been grooming the minor online, confessed ...
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Minor's legal right to his personal property

I am the legal guardian of my 14-year-old grandson and have been since he was 2 years old. He has resided with his Aunt for the past 6 years. Due to issues concerning his safety in her home, he has ...
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Spanish Criminal Law

My understanding of Spanish Law is as follows: 14 is usually the age of criminal responsibility. Menores de edad from 14 to 18 can only be given a maximum sentence of two years in prison per crime. ...
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Under California Health and Safety Code 11361, what constitutes "inducing a minor to use marijuana"?

In California it seems like marijuana is legal for adult recreational use, but that does not extend to minors. Under California Health and Safety Code 11361 there's a section about "Inducing a ...
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Do children hold the copyright over their own creative works?

I was recently looking at a story I wrote when I was 8 years old. I presume that, however the law works exactly, I now hold copyright over it at age 30. But think about when I originally wrote it. Did ...
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Is it illegal for an actual minor to catch predators?

So a close friend of mine is a minor (close to not being) but we were wondering if it is illegal for her to pose as herself and report predators?
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Where do I have to live during my emancipation process?

I live in Maine and am unaware of what exactly the laws are in this state. I turn 17 in a few months. My mother told me to leave the house, but filed a missing person's report when I did. I am ...
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Potential false accusation and how to handle this

I am a 22-year-old male, and last fall, I found this girl in an online chat site. When I asked her age, she told me she was 19. We exchanged numbers and started texting a lot every day. I had started ...
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What is meant by Capacity to Perform Juristic Acts

What is the difference between Capacity to Act and Legal Capacity?
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Is a minor liable to pay old dues to his father on attaining majority?

I had some stepfathers and an equal number of fostermothers in my life. My Stepfathers used to work in customs and central excise department of the government of INDIA. They used to be transferred ...
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What are the charges faced for sexting minor overseas?

One of my friends(18) was in an online relationship with a girl(15) overseas. They were sexting each other for about a year until he broke off contact with her, realizing the mistake he made. He ...
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What are the consequences of sexting with minors overseas?

Suppose a 15 year old sexts an adult(lets say an 18 year old) first. They engage in conversation and share nudes back and forth. This happens for about a year or so. What consequences/charges do the ...
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Can a School Keep a Child from their Parents, as a byproduct of discipline? (USA)

This issue had been bugging me for a while, and I think I finally figured out how to phrase it: As one of the punishments for infractions, some schools will detain children, hold them past the end ...
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Why doesn't the law allow a "test-drive" of a child bride before marriage? [closed]

I was just wondering, suppose a 40 year old man really loves a 15 year old girl and wants to marry her and the feeling is mutual between them. The parents of the girl give pre-approval for the couple ...
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What rights does a minor have when they have a child with a non-minor in New Hampshire?

Title pretty much says it all, my friend had a kid with a girl at 16 (she was 19), and recently, she up and left him. She's still in the state, and their ages are 17 & 20 respectively now. Looking ...
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Miranda rights not given and refusal to contact parent during interrogation results in expulsion

My son is 13 and in 8th grade. Sept 10th he was outside the school during a fire drill when his SLC (small learning community) director asked him to come with him to his office. After all I her ...
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Signing on Behalf of a Minor

Background: I want to sign an NDA, however, I am a minor. As a member of the Disclosing Party, there are clauses within the NDA that state that "any files written with names developed by the ...
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Minor in Disclosing Party of an NDA

In an NDA, the Disclosing Party made a clause that any and all ideas generated by the Disclosing Part and labelled confidential are the property of the Disclosing Property and cannot be released ...
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How much authority do teachers get from *In Loco Parentis*?

I am concerned entirely with the issue as it relates to property. Let's say at Madeup Prep the cell phone policy allows for phones to be in pockets, but not out in class. Some teachers, however, ...
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Mandatory Disclosing of Minor's User Data to Minor's Guardian

I was thinking of ideas for software projects to work on, and the one I thought to try brought an interesting legal question to mind. The idea was to create a collection of tools, such as a browser, ...
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Does a 16yo without a work permit have rights to the code he was paid to develop?

I am sixteen, and I have a summer job for a software company. In my state (Maine), a work permit from school is required for someone of my age to have a job but it was never filled out. I assume ...
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Do mature minors have the right to privately consult with a medical professional?

The title should be relatively self-explanatory. Do mature minors (aged 16 or older) have a legal right to privately consult with a medical professional, free from the involvement of a parent, ...
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PA Learners Permit - Nightime Driving with Parents

I am a teen driver (still sixteen) with a Pennsylvania learners permits, and my parents and I are unsure of something. I am required so many nighttime driving hours, however, if I understand correctly,...
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Can one be prosecuted for sexting a minor overseas?

Let's say a person(18yo) exchanges nudes with a 17yo (not a crime where I live) who is living in Britain where it would be a crime. Could the UK arrest and prosecute the person?
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How to change the law to raise the age of a minor from 18 to 21? [closed]

How would the age of a minor be raised now that higher education is a must. What the legislative procedure is to raise the age of minority? Alternatively, could a parent show that the child is ...
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Is there a law that says you have to care for a minor that isn’t your child?

If a minor that isn’t your child would die if unhelped, and you were the only one that could help them, is there any law saying you have to?