State laws also determine the age at which a child must consent to certain medical treatments, enter into legal contracts, sue in a court of law, and other legal processes.
Legal Ages Under Arkansas Statute As in most states, the age of majority in Arkansas is 18; however, a child as young as 16 may petition the court for emancipation (see below for more details about emancipation).
For instance, children as young as 16 (in most states) who are able prove they can live apart from their parents independently may seek to be "emancipated" from them.
Emancipated minors have the legal rights and responsibilities of adults.
The process can reveal not only an original cooling age for disturbed samples, but often (i) the age of the later event causing the disturbance, (ii) argon diffusion characteristics of the sample and (iii) the thermal history of the later event.
Developed in the 1950s, it was important in developing the theory of plate tectonics and in calibrating the geologic time scale.
Note: State laws may change at any time, usually through the enactment of new statutes but sometimes through higher court decisions or other means.
Be sure to contact an Arkansas family law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
The rock sample to be dated must be chosen very carefully.
Any alteration or fracturing means that the potassium or the argon or both have been disturbed.