How do you get emancipated?

I'm 17 next month.

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  • 1 month ago

    You might as well just wait until you’re 18. It will takes months for everything to actually go through the court system. And you have to prove that you are financially stable enough to support yourself.

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    First you have to live in a state that provides for emancipation, In the United States, all states have some form of emancipation of minors but in some you can be emancipated by acts such as marriage, attaining economic self-sufficiency, obtaining an educational degree or diploma, or participating in a form of military service.Emancipation laws and processes vary from state to state. In most states, minors must file a petition with the family court in the applicable jurisdiction, formally requesting emancipation and citing reasons it is in their best interest to be emancipated. These minors must prove financial self-sufficiency. In some states, free legal aid is available to minors seeking emancipation, through children law centers. This can be a valuable resource for minors trying to create a convincing emancipation petition. Students are able to stay with a guardian if necessary. An emancipation petition may be filed by a parent in some states, for example in Alabama.

    Emancipation is not easily granted because of the subjectivity and narrowness of the definition of "best interest." Some minors have been victims of abuse. In most cases, the state's department of child services will be notified and the child placed in foster care. Others are minors who are seeking emancipation for reasons such as being dissatisfied with their parents' or guardians' rules.

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  • 1 month ago

    If you are not motivated and/or capable of researching this on your own it seems doubtful that you are ready for life on your own.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You have to research where you live and read what position you need to  fullfill...... reality is if you can't/don't know hoe to do that, you are in no position to be legally emancipated.

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  • 1 month ago

    You show a court you are fully financially independent and able to manage your own affairs.

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The process varies by state, so you need to search "emancipation" along with your jurisdiction. The general rule is to be mature enough to make life decisions and to make enough money to live by yourself without any assistance. 

    I agree with Ninefinger. If you can't find this information yourself, you almost certainly won't qualify. 

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You need a job that can pay all your bills. You need a place to live.you need a very good reason. Good luck.

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  • 1 month ago

    You get emancipated by convincing a judge to grant it to you.  The judge is going to insist that you be able to support yourself, that you can live by yourself without help from the government or social organizations (such as food banks), that you have the maturity to make decisions and contracts with other people. She's going to ask why you can't wait a year. Basically, the judge needs to see that you act like a typical 21-year old with a steady job.

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  • 1 month ago

    To start with you must be able to provide your own place to live and a means to support yourself. When a bird wants to leave the nest it better be prepared to fly!

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  • Dooby
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    You.. just... Go ?

    ... Oh, wait... You want their money too because you are s lazy useless piece of shite.

    You want to "emancipate"?.. grow a pair and just do it.

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