An emancipated minor is able to give legal consent.


Synonym: minor with disabilities of minority removed


A minor is a person under the age of 18 who is subject to a parent, guardian or managing conservator. Any consent given by an unemancipated minor is invalid.


A person under the age of 18 years may have the disabilities of minority removed by a court if:

(1) the person is a resident of the state

(2) at least 16 years of age

(3) self-supporting, managing own financial affairs and living on his or her own


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