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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On the age of consent and the age of responsibility

The age of consent is 16 in the UK. The age of responsibility is 10. Given that the age of consent is the age at which an individual is deemed legally competent to understand the notion of consent - ...
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Supervision of minors - to what age?

A program for children like a school or camp is required to supervise the children under their control. Until what age is one required to provide supervision to minors?
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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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Can minors own a company (eg. LLC)?

I was wonder whether minors (under 18) can own a company (eg. an LLC). In particular, I am concerned about Washington state (although solutions involving registering in a state outside of the one I ...
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Law for passport renewel of a us citizen minor in india

My sister's daughter is a minor and us citizen by birth. My sister and her husband are separated and her husband has filed a case for divorce and child custody against my sister in Indian family court....
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Clarification of “Custodial Person” law in Germany?

I will be traveling to Germany from the United States for 2 weeks with my 15 year old cousin. I will be 23 years old at the time of travel. I am curious to know, for those 2 weeks, would I be ...
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Is any group required to get parental permission to permit attendance by a minor in the US?

First, this follow up question was sparked from this previous question, which can be summed up as "are there restrictions on parental rights to limit a minor's association." I'm assuming we are not ...
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Are there restrictions on parental rights to limit a minor's association?

At what age does an individual gain the right to associate freely? For example, could parents bar contact with volunteers from a LBGTQ group to a child if the parents were (by ideal/simplified ...
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At what age can one live alone (in Greece)?

In Greece, how old do you have to be to move out and live alone (by which I mean that you could buy your own home, or even move to another country for the rest of your life)?
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NDA and other forms in Minor (Age) Company

I am 16 working on a startup with a friend of mine. I have heard that legal forms signed by minors are invalid, so I was curious. How can I guarantee with a form that both of us cannot ditch the ...
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Obtaining copyright on a joint work produced by minors?

How would you go about obtaining the copyright of work that is produced by minors? In terms of context, I am the head of a high school club that produces original animated content. The club provides ...
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What is the justification for curfew laws?

It's Halloween, and some municipalities are creating curfew laws intended to prevent people under 18 from being in public during the late night hours, for example South Brunswick, NJ. It seems like ...
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Can you sue minors only in America?

As I was reading the story below, I thought I must be reading The Onion, only to later see that it's The Guardian instead. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/13/woman-nephew-broken-wrist-hug-...
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Can teens travel alone in the EU?

I am a Slovak EU citizen. A bunch of my friends and I are planning to go on a trip to the UK for 2 months when we are 15. Our parents are fine with it, but are concerned about whether or not this is ...
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Must a minor be given access to his parents if requested when detained by police or a school?

I was surprised to learn that police can question a minor without the presence, permission, or even notification of the minor's legal guardian. (Even when investigating a matter unrelated to the ...
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Why don't alcohol laws contradict the constitution?

Why don't alcohol laws contradict the constitution (or other laws in some cases, like in the example below, because The Age Discrimination Act is not part of the constitution)? I think it is age ...
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Do I have to be an adult to register a business

I just want to know if there is any way I could register my business as an LLC without being an adult.
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How does the process of a law appointed therapist work?

Say, for example, when a high school student is charged with a Minor in Possession for possessing alcohol, or with a similar charge for some other controlled substance. My understanding is that for ...
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Does Pennsylvania have a mature minor doctrine?

I'm not trying to get medical care, I'm just curious. I was wondering if the state of Pennsylvania had what is known as a "Mature Minor Doctrine" which, if I understand correctly, would allow minors, ...
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How do Saudi judges decide whether or not a person has become an adult and is eligible for the death penalty?

One of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is that a person under the age of 18 - or else under the age of majority - can not be executed. Two countries - Saudi Arabia, and ...
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Does a divorced/widow(er)ed person under the age of 20 in Thailand retain sui juris?

In Thailand, a minor (one who has not received sui juris) is a person under the age of 20. An exception is made if the person is married - which can happen when both parties are over the age of 17. ...

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