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The Legal Joys and Pitfalls of Turning Age 18 in Minnesota

Minnesota residents turning age 18 reap certain benefits of legally becoming an adult, while also taking on new responsibilities.

Minnesota law defines a “minor” as someone under age 18, and an “adult” as someone age 18 or older. The terms “legal age” and “age of majority” also mean age 18 in Minnesota.

An 18-year-old in Minnesota may get a tattoo, choose where he or she wants to live, obtain a license to be an auctioneer, and vote if citizen, residency and certain other requirements are met. » Read more..

What is a Guardian? A Conservator? What are the Alternatives for Adults?

When adults fail to plan for how they or their property should be managed in the event that they lose their mental capacity, they may find themselves under the care of a guardian and/or conservator appointed by a Minnesota court. Guardians and conservators cost money, and they are under court supervision. » Read more..