Can debt made as a minor be carried over to when you turn 18

When I was 16 I bought electronics online with an installment plan but didn’t finish paingy it off.

Asked on June 1, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, New York


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, a debt that a minor incurs with receipt of the benefit for the debt (electronics for example) continues as a debt for the person as he or she becomes an adult until paid off. Once one turns 18 years of age in this country, he or she is an adult.

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