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NCJ Number: 119322 Find in a Library
Title: Legal Status of Minors (From Representing the Child Client, P 3.1-3.84, 1988, Mark A Soler, et al. -- See NCJ-119320)
Author(s): M I Soler; A C Shotton; J R Bell; E J Jameson; C B Shauffer; L M Warboys
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
Albany, NY 12204
Sale Source: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
1275 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This discussion focuses on the statutory and case law relating to the degree to which the constitutional rights afforded adults are also available to children and at what time the adult legal status for self-determination can be claimed by minors.
Abstract: The information is intended for use by attorneys who are representing children and youth. A discussion of rights based on age explains restrictions on the privacy right resulting from the inability to consent and restrictions on rights to take part in activities related to religion, physical mobility, alcohol and tobacco, and access to sexually explicit materials. An analysis of the minor's right to contract focuses on voidable contracts, binding contracts, employment, estates, and ownership of real property. Additional sections cover the minor's and parent's liability for tortious acts by the minor, the development of legal doctrines related to emancipation, the purposes of emancipation, filing procedures related to emancipation, the rescission of the emancipation decree, and the principles and procedures related to guardianships. Footnotes.
Main Term(s): Rights of minors
Index Term(s): Juvenile status offenses; Legal doctrines; Legal liability
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