2005 North Carolina Code - General Statutes Article 1 - Age of Majority.

Chapter 48A.

Minors.

Article 1.

Age of Majority.

§ 48A‑1.  Common‑law definition of "minor" abrogated.

The common‑law definition of minor insofar as it pertains to the age of the minor is hereby repealed and abrogated. (1971, c. 585, s. 1; 2003‑207, s. 1.)

 

§ 48A‑2.  Age of minors.

A minor is any person who has not reached the age of 18 years. (1971, c. 585, s. 1;  2003‑207, s. 1.)

 

§ 48A‑3.  Statute of limitations; applicability.

For purposes of determining the applicability of the statute of limitations which has been tolled because of minority or for purposes of determining the applicable period of time for disaffirmance of a contract of a minor upon reaching majority, because of a change in applicable law occasioned by enactment of this Chapter or Chapter 1231 of the 1971 Session Laws, the following rules shall apply:

(1)       For those persons who were 21 on the effective date of applicable law, limitations shall apply as they would prior to amendment;

(2)       For those persons 18 years of age but not 21 on the effective date of applicable law, any time periods for disaffirmance or application of the statute of limitations shall run from the effective date of this Chapter, to wit, July 5, 1971.

(3)       For those persons not yet 18, any time periods for disaffirmance or application of the statute of limitations shall run from the person's reaching age 18. (1971, c. 1231, s. 3; 2003‑207, s. 1.)

 

§§ 48A‑4 through 48A‑10.  Reserved for future codification purposes.

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