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A removal of disabilities allows any person who has reached their 16th birthday to transact business as if they were someone who has reached 18 years of age. If you have your disabilities removed, you can do some things without your parent’s permission:

  • sign letters of testamentary, administration, or guardianship

  • sell and convey real estate or pursue any interest that you might have in real estate

  • enter rental agreements for housing purposes or contracts regarding business

A removal of disabilities is not the same as an emancipation. Specifically, it is much easier to get a removal of disabilities than to get an emancipation, in that you only have to prove that you are sixteen years of age.