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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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Is a contract signed by a minor and his/her guardian legally binding (US)?

Say that a small group of children decide to open a massive online mail-order lemonade stand (21st century, huh?). They agree that they will divide up the profits a certain way, and sign a contract on ...
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Can a minor be “self-employed?”

I would like to sell web design services, but I don't know where to begin with the legal details. Is there anything that I have to look out for? Do I have to pay taxes? I am 17 years old.
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Why is Age of Consent set at a specific age?

Suppose a 15 year old girl is wed by her own parents to a 30 year old man and she gives her consent. In most US states this marriage will not be recognized and the man would likely be prosecuted for ...
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Minor in violation of curfew on his property

My son, who is trying to do the right thing, asked if he could be in violation of a curfew if he was in my (his) front yard after the curfew began. Where does and does not count as an allowed area ...
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Indictment of solicitation of child pornography

Let's say Bobby asked Sally if she wanted to trade lewd pictures when they were minors via an instant messenger. Sally flatly says no at the time, and no pictures are sent or received, with Bobby ...
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Is it not illegal to take minors across state lines without parental permission?

In the context of Roe v Wade discussion of the abortion issue, it's been suggested that even if the decision were to be reversed, it would have little effect. The argument goes along the lines that ...
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What is the status of a baby born abroad to an American parent, but fails to qualify for U.S. citizenship?

Looking at the "Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship by a Child Born Abroad" page, it seems that there are some combinations where the targeted baby may not be an American citizen by default. So, what ...
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How to handle photos made of an event where the permission to take photos was withdrawn afterwards

I hosted a workshop event on Friday and Sunday. I invited a photographer to take pictures of workshop participants and I had every participant sign a permission statement that these pictures could be ...
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Purchase of alcohol with a minor present

Hello people who know a lot more about alcohol laws than me, So a general gist of my question is, why is it legal for certain stores to deny the sale of alcohol to me (who is over 21) with a minor ...
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How can I provide proof of residency [closed]

So I am moving to another state (pooler, Ga.) and I need to enroll My son into school. I would need to provide proof of residency But I will be staying with my mother in law until I get more familiar ...
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What role does the person who signs post incorporation paperwork have in the company?

I am a minor and my mother would be signing both the incorporation documents, I am under the impression there is no problem there as she would have no role. Since she signed these documents, does she ...
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Can a Guardian (parent) force a 17 year old to move out of their house in Colorado?

My Father, who has custody of me, has threatened to force me to move out of his house. If I am 17, and live in Colorado can he make me move out? He doesn't seem to care who I move in with but I think ...
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Can a child sell things in a public place without a permit?

Allison Ettel, dubbed "Permit Patty," was under fire after calling the police on an 8-year-old selling water bottles without a permit. People of the Internet got really pissed at her. Legally ...
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Does the GDPR enforce an age restriction?

Many services limit the age of users in europe to 16+ bases on the GDPR. Does the GDPR really forces them to do this?
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In the US, at what age can a child refuse to attend a religious service mandated by their parent?

If a child has determined that they don't want to attend religious services with their parent, at what age can they no longer be compelled to do so? Given: A parent is stating to their child that ...
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If a child runs away until adulthood, can they be tried for a crime?

If a child (8 to 12 years old) were to run away from home, and successfully elude discovery until they were 18, could that person be tried for a crime as an adult, or be liable for damages of some ...
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Can we collect data from minors to operate a competition with a prize?

We're planning to run a simple competition at an event. It's a skill based competition (not a lottery), where the best score at the end of the event will receive an android tablet. No purchase is ...
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Is destroying a mailbox a felony?

I am wondering specifically about juvenile mischief, i.e. driving past a mailbox and teeing off on it with a baseball bat, or similar weapon. If such a juvenile were to be successfully prosecuted to ...
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Is it illegal for an adult to contact a minor if the minor's parents have instructed the adult not to do so?

I am 17 yrs old and my parents have told my boyfriend and his parents not to contact me (and have told me not to contact them) because they disapprove and believe their family is causing me harm ...
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What type of lawyer do i need for suing the state?

So, let me get specific so I can get a more accurate answer. My fiance's daughter had been in the custody of the State of Oregon for about 10 years. Yes, a ten year open case. She was taken from her ...
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Can a minor negotiate their own contract?

Let's say Jill wants John to sign a contract. John is a minor, therefore, John will have to get a cosignature from his mom Janet. John has some concerns about the contract, he knows that his mom Janet ...
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Can a hospital, or other entity, legally file collections on a debt incurred by a minor's parents?

Say a child goes to the hospital for whatever reason and, because hospitals are expensive, incurs a debt onto the parents. The parents, for whatever reason, elect not to pay. The hospital then ...
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Is it legal to walk out of school, unexcused in Colorado

There are several school walkouts coming up in Colorado and nationwide that I plan to participate in, most likely without my parent's permission/knowledge. I am 16. Is this legal?
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Child Labor in Entertainment

Why is the entertainment industry exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act? I have no idea how to research this question. edit: I mean, I thought the constitution specifies that laws shall be equally ...
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In the USA, may parents prevent their children from receiving gifts or acquiring owned property?

This a follow-up question to In the USA, do parents have the right to control their children's possessions?, The answer to the other question appears to establish that minor children can own ...
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Does linking to Discord from a game app breach COPPA restrictions?

I'm developing a mobile game and we want to link our Discord in the menu. The game is going to release both on iOS and Android. Am I allowed to link Discord in it or would that interfere with the ...
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In the USA, do parents have the right to control their children's possessions?

Let's say a minor (17 or younger) living with his parents gets a job or does chores, and with the money thereby earned, buys a video game console. The parents decide that the console is not ...
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Can app manufacturers collect and store minors' data?

United States/New York State here, but I'm interested in any answers, even generic ones that are jurisdiction-agnostic. I am a software developer writing a hobby app (both Android and iOS) for a ...
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I'm 16 years old and I want to move in with my 18 year old SO, am I allowed to decide this for myself? What can my parents do against this?

I want to move in with my SO who is 18 years old and has his own place. My question is basically: When I run out of my home, what can my parents do against this? Can they "force" take me from his ...
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13 y/o Sexual Harassment — What will happen?

I am the parent of a 13-year-old. He has recently gotten involved in sexual harassment. He iMessaged a girl some very, very inappropriate messages (eggplants, inappropriate cussing, etc) at school ~1 ...
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Can my parent consent to allow my school to search me?

I am 16 and the situation was that I was making a map of my school's security cameras (I was pretty bored) and one of my teachers saw me working on it and reported it to the school authorities. They ...
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Accidentally hit someone's car with a branch, made minor dent, unable to pay damages, what can he do to me?

I am a 15 year old student. While walking with my friends, an event transpired that resulted in a branch hitting a car (it was not a malicious act) and leaving a minor to medium sized dent. After I ...
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Are parents responsible for libel committed by their children?

If a minor commits libel, are their parents or guardian liable for the tort?
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Can statutory rape charges be dismissed if the minor is now of age?

I am a 16-year old female in Michigan and I am going to have to testify against my ex-boyfriend in a statutory rape case. What happened was consensual and my parents are not pressing charges, the ...
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Is an accompanied minor child who illegally enters the USA breaking the law?

Immigration has been a big point of debate recently, especially as it pertains to children. I know accompanied children who are not legally allowed to enter the United States can be detained or ...
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Can identification be confirmed over a mobile application, for alcohol consumption

I am in charge of hosting an event, here in California, and I had a quick question regarding the legality of an offer that was presented to me recently. The event that we are hosting will be ...
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Can an adult distribute pornography made when they themselves were underage?

My wife and I made a sex tape about seven years ago, at which time she may or may not have been underage. We just re-found it, and wondered whether it would be technically legal to show it to friends ...
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Can a minor request a copy of a contract parents signed on their behalf?

Can a minor get a copy of a contract parents signed on their behalf and if so, how can the minor get it (in New South Wales, Australia)?
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In Alabama, USA can someone 18 years old get on a plane without parents permission?

My son, who will turn 18 this month said he wants to meet a girl he met online who lives in Indonesia. I said no, because even though he'll be 18 soon he is definitely no adult enough yet to travel to ...
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Is taking our phones on a class trip allowed?

We are a German, 8th grade class and will go to a two-day-long trip (in Germany). Everybody is excited, until the teachress told us she would take our phones overnight. She has made a contract ...
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Is there an “high altitude mountain climbing age” within the United States?

Recently, two teen record-holding climbers (one was 12 and the other 13) were killed in a small avalanche. This led to heated debate in (social) media if it is legal to allow children to practice high ...
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How much money can minors receive as gifts?

What tax restrictions apply to minors receiving large monetary gifts from non-relatives? How much can they receive?
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Can I be held financially liable for services I received as a minor?

I was in an auto accident at the age of 17. My mother and I had attended a local chiropractor but stopped attending before my 18th birthday. Since I was a minor at the time I did not sign any ...
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Do alcoholic ingredients in food prohibit distribution to minors?

I just received a supply of Member's Mark Beer Cheese from Saint Mary's Foodbank in Phoenix, Arizona USA, and I am only 20 years of age. The ingredient label confirms that Beer Cheese contains beer. ...
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Can you legally stop an unsupervised child from acting up

I think this is the right place to ask this.. If there is a young child (say 4-10-ish) who is unsupervised and causing a major disruption, what is the extent of the measures you can take to stop him/...
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What consequences can a legal non-citizen 14 year old face if he applies for a credit card using someone else's SSN without permission?

I did this when I was 12, and I didn't know what this all was. My 12-year old mind was still working like a 6 year old. One day a letter came to my house saying you are not eligible or something, I ...
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Can a minor legally sign an employment contract?

Let's assume that Example, Inc. (a tech company based in California but registered in Delaware) wants to hire a non-emancipated 16-year old minor for a full-time position (using the principle of at-...
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Signing Under Duress in school?

I am a minor in a UK public school. I was told I had to write a statement about a rule I broke in school and sign it. I missed out a piece of information, and they told me I had to write about that ...
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Can parents throw out belongings you have kept in their house?

I moved away for school when I was 19. At the time, I was living in my parents' house and left most of my possessions. While I was away for school, my parent's got divorced. I'm not clear on the ...
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What is the legality in the UK of a minor transporting alchohol?

We are discussing in work a colleague who will be 18 in February, the work just gave alcohol to all Adult staff and so it was asked, could colleague A (who is 17) transport the alcohol he could have ...