age of majority


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age of majority

the age at which a person is considered to be an adult in the eyes of the law. It varies by activity from state to state.
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Article 40 NCC establishes a second exception to the rule that full legal capacity is acquired at the age of majority and provides the minor who has turned 16 with the possibility of acquiring full legal capacity to exercise rights.
Several years ago the age of majority was reduced to 18.
Support vesting judicial officers with the decision to try youths under the age of majority as adults.
The form can then either be witnessed by someone who is over the age of majority (18 or 19 years old depending on the province) or certified by lawyer, notary or commissioner of oaths.
The individual with special needs could be either elderly, over the age of majority but not elderly, or a minor.
Schlaegel, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia ruled that a parent can petition the court for an award of child support for a disabled child even if the petition was made after the child was beyond the age of majority.
Males upon reaching the age of majority should be able to decide whether circumcision is right for them.
The draft of the revised act also stipulates that spouses and children before the age of majority of foreign of foreign talents can apply for permanent residence in Taiwan.
Austria reserves access to casinos to persons who have reached the age of majority and a casino's management must observe gamblers' conduct to ensure that the frequency and intensity of their gambling does not jeopardise the minimum income required for their subsistence.
Balmy days, when children under the age of majority were allowed out of eyeline of their parents without the need for a security alert.
The custodian takes title and holds property for the minor's benefit and must distribute the assets to the minor upon his or her reaching the age of majority (18-21, as determined under state law).
The convention defines a child as any human being under the age of 18 unless an earlier age of majority is recognized by a country's law.