If a minor get his guardians to sign a contract that allows him to make all legal decisions at age 16 would it hold up in court?

Asked 11 months ago - Hendersonville, NC

parents have joint custody, current age is 15 turning 16 in less then a year

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Adam W. Bull


    Contributor Level 11


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . No. A person needs to be 18 to make a legally binding decision. Guardians cannot avoid the law.

  2. Fred B. Amos II


    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . No. Such a contract would be void.

    Fred Amos provides legal representation in Wake County , North Carolina.... more
  3. Kenneth Love Jr.

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . I agree with both previous answers and will add that I am not sure what the goal is with such a document. The law is clear that minors cannot be bound to contracts. Without a true emancipation proceeding, the minor is still a minor and no other party (landlord, creditors, employers, ect...) are required to honor such an agreement even if it were valid.

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