Can I sue an 18 year old in Civil Court in Alabama?
2 attorney answers
Yes, a minor may be sued in Alabama. Under Ala. R. Civ. P. 17 the court must appoint a guardian ad litem for the minor. Most minors have no assets of any value. You will need a lawyer I think.
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