From the website of Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser we have the definition of Age of Majority. I highlight it because some say the incorporated states still consider us to be minors and wards of the state. At 18 we all supposedly have the opportunity to state we will manage our lives henceforth. But we fail to do this, so the incorporated states (“STATE OF _____”) still generously manage our affairs and this may be assumption require us to follow their statues, I mean statutes.
Age of Majority: Definition and Significance (from law firm)
Every society must develop an age at which an individual within the society is considered an “adult,” namely fully responsible for the obligations that the society places on its mature members and capable of enjoying the benefits and rights conferred upon the fully integrated members of the society.
In our time, the age at which the “child” legally becomes an adult is termed the age of majority.
The age of majority is the threshold of adulthood in law. It is the chronological moment when a child legally ceases to be considered a minor. After attaining the age of majority, a person assumes control over their persons, actions and decisions. S/he terminates the legal control and legal responsibilities of parents or guardian.
The age of majority is a legally fixed age which may differ depending on the jurisdiction. It is vital to note that the age of majority may not necessarily correspond to actual mental or physical maturity of an individual. This article shall provide the law in California and discuss some of the ramifications of becoming an adult legally
In an affidavit, i plan to notify the Secretary of State that I am no longer a minor – sorry for the delay(!) – and attach my certificate of live birth (the long form one). I plan to put a five-cent stamp on the back, bottom right and autograph that stamp, per the direction of Bill Turner.