Law to better protect
Find out more about the changes that will have a direct impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people and their loved ones.
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To find out more about your rights, consult the Rights of the Minor section.
Even though you are a minor, there are some things you are entitled to do with regard to your property. Depending on your age and level of maturity, you can:
Starting at 14, in addition to having control over what you earn from work or the practice of an art or sport, you can perform all the acts related to it (purchase a guitar if you are a musician; rent work space, sign a work contract, etc.).
You can also consult a doctor alone and consent to recommended treatments. You also have the right to start or join a non-profit organization.
In addition, you are legally entitled to be informed about your assets: your parents or dative tutor must give you a copy of the administration report they submit every year to the tutorship council and the Curateur public. At last! The moment you were waiting for to find out about your patrimony! You can also contact the private representation officer at the Curateur public.
You are also entitled to apply for emancipation, either partial (simple emancipation) or complete (full emancipation).
Starting at 16, you can also get married, with the consent of the court and on opinion of your parents or dative tutor. This results in full emancipation and gives you the right to exercise all civil rights.