Nebraska Revised Statute 43-2101

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43-2101. Persons under nineteen years of age declared minors; marriage, effect; person eighteen years of age or older; rights and responsibility.

All persons under nineteen years of age are declared to be minors, but in case any person marries under the age of nineteen years, his or her minority ends. Upon becoming the age of majority, a person is considered an adult and acquires all rights and responsibilities granted or imposed by statute or common law, except that a person eighteen years of age or older and who is not a ward of the state may enter into a binding contract or lease of whatever kind or nature and shall be legally responsible therefor.

Source

    R.S.1866, c. 23, § 1, p. 178;
    R.S.1913, § 1627;
    Laws 1921, c. 247, § 1, p. 853;
    C.S.1922, § 1576;
    C.S.1929, § 38-101;
    R.S.1943, § 38-101;
    Laws 1965, c. 207, § 1, p. 613;
    Laws 1969, c. 298, § 1, p. 1072;
    Laws 1972, LB 1086, § 1;
    R.S.1943, (1984), § 38-101;
    Laws 1988, LB 790, § 6;
    Laws 2010, LB226, § 2.

Cross References

    Juvenile committed under Nebraska Juvenile Code, marriage under age of nineteen years does not make juvenile age of majority, see section 43-289.