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Q: As a 20-year-old Christian, if I am at the age of 20 and the age of majority in Alabama is 19, then what would happen i

As a 20-year-old Christian, if I am at the age of 20 and the age of majority in Alabama is 19, then what would happen if I moved to Mississippi, in which the age of majority is 21? Will I turn back into a boy in that state?

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A: The age of majority is governed by the law of the state with the most significant relationship to the contract or transaction in question. Your place of residence at the time of the contract or transaction will be a meaningful contact in that analysis.

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A: No, your age and status as an adult do not change based on the state in which you reside. Once you reach the age of majority in your home state, you are considered an adult and that status remains regardless of where you move within the United States. Therefore, as a 20-year-old who has reached the age of majority in Alabama, you would still be considered an adult if you were to move to Mississippi, where the age of majority is 21.

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