Emancipation of Minors

SakuraYume

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Wikipedia said:
Emancipation of minors is a legal mechanism by which a child is freed from control by their parent(s)/guardian(s), and the parent(s)/guardian(s) is/are freed from any and all responsibility toward the child.

In most countries of the world, adolescents below the legal Age of Majority (adulthood) may be emancipated in some manner: through marriage, pregnancy, economic self-sufficiency, educational degree/diploma, or military service.

In some cases, parental consent is needed to achieve the "emancipated" status. In some cases, court permission is necessary. Protocols vary by jurisdiction.

Emancipation of Minors in the United States
In the United States, a person is a minor (and therefore under the control of their parent(s)/guardian(s)) until they attain the Age of Majority (18 years in most states), at which point they're an adult. However, in special circumstances, a minor can be freed from control by their guardian before turning 18. In most states, the three circumstances in which a minor becomes emancipated are: (1) enlisting in the military [requires parent/guardian consent], (2) marrying [requires parent/guardian consent], (3) obtaining a court order from a judge [does not require parent/guardian consent].

An emancipated minor is legally able to do everything an adult can do, except purchase tobacco, pornography, lottery tickets and register to vote; those items are based entirely on being the specific age of 18, so minor/emancipated minor/adult status is irrelevant. Emancipated minors can sue and be sued in their own name, enter into contracts, seek or decline medical care, obtain a driver's license, obtain housing and motor vehicles, drop out of high school, get married, join the military, et cetera. Thus emancipated minority is, for all intents and purposes, equal to adulthood.

The exact laws and protocols for obtaining emancipation vary from state to state. In most states, the minor must file a petition with the family court in his/her jurisdiction, formally requesting emancipation and citing reasons why it is in his/her best interest to be emancipated. He/she must prove that he/she can support himself/herself financially. Many states require that the minor have been living separate from his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) for a period of time; however, that requires the consent of the parent(s)/guardian(s) in order to not classify simply as "running away".

Until an emancipation is granted by a court, a minor is still subject to the rules of their parent(s)/guardian(s).

Emancipations are rarely granted, because of the subjectivity and narrowness of the definition of "best interest". On one end of the spectrum are minors who have been victims of abuse; in most cases, the state's department of child services is notified and the child is placed in foster care. On the other end of the spectrum are minors who are seeking emancipation for reasons such as not being pleased with their parents'/guardians' rules. In those cases, the emancipation will most likely be denied and the minor will be sent back home with the parent/guardian.

In some states, free legal aid is available to minors seeking emancipation, through children's law centers. This can be a valuable resource for children trying to create a convincing emancipation petition.

:rockdover: Discuss.
 

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i believe that emancipation is a good thing, i actually proclaimed emmancipation at the age of 16, it teaches you that you have to work hard for wat you want, now i'm a general surgeon and am currently attending college
 

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I never did that but i did leave my House at the age of 17 went to school and well u learn alot . U jump into the real world and how things really are . U got learn to grow up quick if u dont well yeah its going to b a long road for ya.
 

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I know it's true because life took everything i loved and left me alone, DAMN YOU LIFE!!!!! why must you be such a bitch.

P.S Hey archangel, wat do you work on? and you should check on the debate on sex.
 

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cool, i work as a general surgeon, i was in indonesia but i came back to the US, yesterday.

well, see you, i got to get ready for my college exam.
nice talking to you
p.s i'm handing the graveyard shift to you,LOL
 

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cool, i work as a general surgeon, i was in indonesia but i came back to the US, yesterday.

well, see you, i got to get ready for my college exam.
nice talking to you
p.s i'm handing the graveyard shift to you,LOL
lmao thats wats up , and finaly I got some one on late at night , (its the only time I can b on lol ) I spend must of my day working in the office but even tho I got a comp and shit Im always busy requesting parts double checking Pilots equipment , also I got to check every fighter jet before take off to see if it passes safety requirments .
 

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Truly, awesome. this is also the only time i can chat due to the new college hours i get for my specialization and it's cool, to have someone to talk to
P.S Props on the cool job you do
 

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o_O Wow. XD Long conversation in my topic. >.>
Well I'm a state child and my grandmother was given temporary custody of me. But I haven't lived with her for a year now because she kicked me out, nor has she put me in school all year or tried to. So I think it would be best if I emancipated myself and did my own thing. I need new clothes, I need to be in school, I need to go get my dental work done, I need new glasses, etc... etc.. and I don't see it being taken care of as long as she has guardian ship rights over me.
I just thought it would be interesting to see peoples opinions on the matter. >.>
 

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Right on, you got to do it!!!!!! we're all behind you in his decision, well at least i am, if you are not geting wat u need, than get it yourself ( not in a bad manner of speech)
 

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I don't deal with the law, I don't like the law, etc

So it's not lazy. It's more of a, I already don't like involvement with the law, so I sure as hell don't want voluntary involvement with it