On Your Own
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Developed by the ISBA's Young Lawyers Division's Law Related Education Committee, this page outlines those rights and responsibilities that come about as a result of turning 18 and gaining adult status in the eyes of the law.

Knowing the law and your rights is very important when you enter adulthood. Not knowing them could result in unfortunate consequences that may affect your life for years to come. Learning about the law and your rights now could save you from making poor decisions in the future.

The information below is meant to be a guide to introduce you to adulthood. The Iowa State Bar Association always recommends speaking with an attorney concerning any legal questions you may have.

If you are in need of an attorney, please visit www.iowafindalawyer.com.

For a PDF version of the "On Your Own: Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities as an Adult" publication, please click here.