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What is the Legal Age of Majority in Nebraska?
The age of majority, or emancipation, of a minor varies. The legal drinking age is different from the legal driving age, for example. The Nebraska Statutes and Constitution can be searched with terms like "age of majority" or "minor". The references below are from the Age of Majority heading in the General Index to the Revised Statutes of Nebraska, Reissue of 2004.  It is not a complete, authoritative list. Persons seeking legal interpretations of the statutes should contact an attorney. An additional document prepared by Scott V. Hahn under the supervision of Patrick J. Ford Lawyer is: Legal Handbook for those Coming of Age.

AGE OF MAJORITY

Generally, 43-2101, CIVIL RIGHTS, this index

Abstracter, requirement for registration, 76-542

Alcohol purchases, minor defined, 53-103

Assets, disposition of, 43-908

Benefit contract prior to age of majority effect, 44-1090

Body art (tattooing and piercing) 38-10,165

CHILDREN AND MINORS, this index

Defined, 43-2101

Delegation of powers by parent or guardian,  30-2604

Defined Nebraska Juvenile Code, 43-245

Disposition of assets, 43-908

Elections,

Requirement for holding office, 32-602

Voting qualifications, Article VI, section 1, Constitution of Nebraska

Emancipation of minor, when, 43-2101

Fingerprints, filing, 43-252

Foster care, age of majority, effect, 43-285

Guardianship, age of majority, effect, 43-905

Handicapped persons, Special Education Act, standing to request hearing, 79-1162

Head of family, defined for homesteads, 40-115

Health professions, requirement for license, certificate, or registration, 38-129

Insurance

Benefit contract prior to age of majority, effect, 44-1090

Consultant's license, requirement, 44-2621

Jurisdiction, juvenile court, 43-247

Juvenile,

Age of majority, effect, 43-285, 43-289

Defined, 43-245

JUVENILE CODE, NEBRASKA, 43-245 et seq., this index

Licensing Law, Uniform, requirement for license, certificate, or registration, 38-129

Liquor purchases, minor defined, 53-103

Marriage, effect, 43-2101

Minor, defined,

Declaration of person as minor, 43-2101

Liquor, 53-103

Obscenity, 28-807

Shoplifting, 25-21,194

Mobile home parks, adult resident, defined, 76-1494

Natural Resources Commission, Nebraska, requirement for membership, 2-1504

Obscenity, minor defined, 28-807

Pump installation contractor, water wells, requirement for license, 46-1229

Register to vote, Article VI, section 1, Constitution of Nebraska

Residential facilities, state institutions, commitment to,

Age of majority, effect on commitment, 83-388

Application for admission, 83-383

Cost of care, age of majority, effect, 83-367

Relative, defined, 83-363

Shoplifting, minor defined, 25-21,194

Social services, age of majority, effect on services, 43-285, 43-905

Special Education Act, standing to request hearing, 79-1162

Water well contractor, requirement for license, 46-1229

Laws of the Fifty States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico Governing the Emancipation of Minors from the Legal Information Institute