Electric Bill For A Minor?

When i was 16 an electric bill was put in my name am i legally responsible to pay even though i was a minor?

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

If we understand your question, an adult (parent perhaps?) put their electric bill in your name and then defaulted. Is that correct?

Contracts against minors are usually unenforceable. (We are not attorneys so this is not meant as legal advice.)

However, we get quite a few complaints from people who defaulted on utility bills years before and now can't get service because of those previous problems. Unfortunately, unless you have moved to another location with a different electric company, this could cause problems for you.

The ideal solution would be to get your relative to resolve the bill so you no longer have to deal with it. If that's not feasible for some reason, then you might want to try contacting the electric company to see if they won't clear it given the fact that you never opened the account yourself and were a minor at the time. If that doesn't work, your public utility service commission may be able to assist you.

We hope you are able to find a way to resolve this.

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