Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 9 years ago

Emancipation question for the state of Texas?

SO, im only 15 now, but last night my dad and i had a huge fight. Im done with that, so i want to know whats the earliest age to be emancipated in the state of Texas. And also, would i be able to live with my boyfriend and his family legally if i were to be emacipated? Im just a bit confused because i want to do whatever it takes to move out of this hell hole.

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    If the child receives permission from the court to be emancipated then the parents or the guardians are not responsible for the child. That means they are not obligated to provide money, medical insurance or any other kind of support.

    Before a child gets emancipated he or she must be able to provide for themselves, handle their own money and have a legal way to make money. All these conditions at a minimum must be met before the judge will make a ruling in favor of the child.

    What are some of the general rules on how to get emancipated in Texas?

    •The child must be a resident of Texas

    •The child has to be at least 16 years of age

    •The child must be living separate and apart from the parents or guardian

    •The child must be capable of supporting himself or herself financially and managing his or her own affairs

    •Each parent or guardian must consent (although there are certain exceptions)

    •Not a ward of the state

    Just because a child becomes emancipated there are still certain responsibilities the child must take care of themselves:

    •Cannot drink alcohol until the legal age in that state

    •Must attend school

    •Cannot get married unless he/she has parents permission

    •Cannot vote until the age of 18

    •Cannot purchase cigarettes or alcohol

    •Cannot purchase or possess firearms

    Now for the good news about emancipation. The child who is granted emancipation can get medical care, apply for a work permit, sign up for school and go to college and live where he/she wants to. Remember this is a big responsibility and when you ask for it you really should be ready to receive it.

  • Jan
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Most states do not allow emancipation until the child is 16.

    Do you have a full time job with a monthly income of at least $1500-$2000? If not, you have no chance at being emancipated. Emancipation requires that you prove you are able to support yourself without any help form anyone else. The court does not emancipate you so you can live with your boyfriend.

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