Questions tagged [minor]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can a school/camp do if a minor in their charge walks out without permission?

Lets say a child is left in the care of a school, camp, or similar organization. At some point, against the instructions of the guardians involved, the child proceeds to walk out of the building and ...
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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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What is the legal difference between 18 and 21?

I know at 18 someone is no longer a minor. But what is the reason for someone not getting full legal rights until 21? Examples: Alcohol, tobacco, etc. What gives the government the power to allow a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?
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What is the EU definition of a small part for children under 3?

I am searching for test on small parts for children under 3 years. I found the definition for the US (see below) but not for the EU. Page 87 of the Explanatory Guidance Document to Toy Safety ...
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Are damages in non-disclosure agreements regarding illegal acts enforceable? [duplicate]

The question arises because of reading that a famous music artist had hushed up instances of sex with a minor through the use of non-disclosure agreements. Making these enforceable in a civil setting ...
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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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Is it illegal for a driver to ask a young lady to get in?

This question has been induced by this news where the police is apparently searching for a driver who asked a 16-year-old lady to get into his car. The age of consent in New Zealand is 16, therefore ...
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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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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.