577-1 Age of majority. All persons residing in the State, who have attained the age of eighteen years, shall be regarded as of legal age and their period of minority to have ceased. [CC 1859, 1487; am L 1919, c 116, 1; RL 1925, 3032; RL 1935, 4510; RL 1945, 12261; RL 1955, 330-1; HRS 577-1; am L 1972, c 2, 1; am L 1975, c 77, 1(1)]

 

Case Notes

 

Under common law consensual incapacity of minor was absolute, except as to contracts for necessities. 256 F.2d 208.

Disaffirmance of contract of minor must be made within reasonable time after reaching majority. 1 H. 421, 422; 19 H. 474.

Legal age at which person becomes bound by contract, law of place where contract made governs. 2 H. 168.

Disaffirmance of acts or proceedings done or taken on behalf of minor must be made within reasonable time after coming to majority. 6 H. 485; 7 H. 421; 8 H. 93; 14 H. 460.

Where statute makes no exception in favor of infants, courts can make none. 7 H. 421.

Engagement to marry contracted during minority held ratified when at majority youth wrote fiancee engagement is terminated. 8 H. 544.

Disability of female infant to bring suit not removed by marriage. 20 H. 596. Mother may recover illegitimate child by habeas corpus. 27 H. 158; 31 H. 328.

Cited: 127 F. 920; 47 H. 605, 393 P.2d 645.

 

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