Question: How old is a minor in Maine?

The common law rule that a person is a minor to the age of 20 is abrogated and persons 18 years of age or over are declared to be of majority for all purposes. [PL 1971, c. 598, §8 (AMD).]

Can I move out at 17 in Maine?

What is emancipation? If you are at least 16 years old and want to live on your own and make your own decisions, Maines emancipation law may help you. Emancipation means that you are no longer under your parents control. You can be treated as an adult by others.

Can a 22 year old date a 16 year old in Maine?

16, as the age of consent, is the age at which a person may legally consent to sex with another person aged 21 or older in Maine. This essentially means that, as long as both parties are above the age of consent, the difference in age between them is irrelevant.

Re: Rights of a 17 Year Old in Maine YOu can file for emancipation, but your parents can force you home until you do become emancipated. Call child protective services.

Can a 17 year old rent an apartment in Maine?

The age of majority in most states is 18. Legally, unless they have been emancipated, anyone below the age of 18 cannot enter into a contract.

Can I rent an apartment at 16?

Since minors cant make legally binding contracts, landlords usually require the applicant to find an adult, usually his parent or guardian, to co-sign the rental agreement. Underage college students renting an apartment off-campus may have their parents sign the rental agreement and even pay their rent.

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