How can I be emancipated from my family?
How old do I have to be?
Legally, you must be the 'age of majority' for your state (usually 18) or become emancipated:
Emancipation refers to the point at which a child is free from parental control.
Emancipation may be the result of a voluntary agreement between the parents and child, or it may be implied from their acts and ongoing conduct. For example, a child who leaves her parents' home and becomes ENTIRELY SELF-SUPPORTING without their objection is considered emancipated, while a child who goes to stay with a friend or relative and gets a part-time job is not. Emancipation may also occur when a minor child marries or enters the military.
In order to become emancipated you must be able to answer the above questions and be self supporting which means:
- Have a job
- Live in home or apartment
- pay bills
Contact the Court office or a Professional Attorney in your immediate area for further assistance.
States Laws: http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/table_emancipation
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you have to prove you can support yourself. and I mean completely.
your own place to live. meaning no roommates, no boyfriend no anyone
insurance (it depends on the state), car (if you drive one)
you have to prove you can still go to school
and you got to prove all this to a judge.
it depends on the state. but one thing wont differ from state to state: its hard as hell to prove that to a judge. not just that but its hard to live by yourself.
It differs from state to state. Call your local child protective services for advice, but keep in mind that if you have siblings, they may take them away from your parents.