What requirements do I need to be emancipated?

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  • 18 hours ago

    Option A:

    1.  Live in a State that allows for emancipation

    2.  Meet the age requirements.

    3.  Have a steady income that is sufficient to support yourself independently (fair market value of an apartment, utilities, medical, transportation, food, etc...   No food stamps, no living with someone, no shacking up with a boyfriend, no roommates, no sugar daddies to pay your bills)..  You need to already have that income, not "plans" for a job.

    4.  No history of drugs, legal issues/criminal activity, pregnancy, or mental health issues.

    5.  File thru court and convince the judge you are able to care for yourself and are better off by yourself than with your parents..   You hate your parents isnt a reason.  Abuse isnt a reason- thats what thr foster system is for.

    Option B..

    IF your state allows it..  Get married.   I dont advise this...   The hell of a bad marriage and ultimately a divorce is NOT worth it to get out of your parents home a year or so sooner.

    Option C

    If you are 17, meet certain educational requirements and have parental consent, you can enlist in the military

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  • John
    Lv 4
    1 day ago

    Emancipated? I not a lawyer but You have to be adopted and be able to take care of yourself.

    You may have other obligations to show the court, mistreatment by your adopted parents, and/or social services. Your adopted parents not letting you get a tattoo is not enough and yes they can be strict too.

    Really what it is is the court agrees it was a bad match and your adopted parents usually want the separation too.

    You should really find a third party to talk to about it.

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  • 1 day ago

    Laws may vary from state to state, so check. But, in general, you have to have good reason (I hate my parents is not good enough, most teens hate their parents), and you have to prove that you can live like an adult. As such, if you get into any trouble with the law, you will then be treated like and sentenced like an adult would.

    Here, it is for 16 and 17 year Olds who can prove that they can support themselves and still go to school. Not worth it if you are close to being 18 as it takes 4 to 6 months in court WITH your parent(s) or guardian (s). You pay up to $200.00 in filing fees, notify your parents and a court date will then go on the docket in family court.

    Yeah, good luck with that.

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  • Anonymous
    2 days ago

    The main requirement is to be in a country to provides the rights that you seek to anyone within its borders regardless of ethnicity, race, creed, sexual orientation, political association, gender, etc...  Basically, simply go to the go 'ol U.S. of A.  It's not perfect, but it's the closest to perfection that any other country in most regards.  Why?  Because We The People (you know the rest) made it so.

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  • 2 days ago

    1. ACTUAL financial independence.

    2. NOT needing to ask the requirement.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 days ago

    Usually this comes down to being able to support yourself fully. Not crashing at someone else's house, not working a minimum wage job part time but actually having the income/assets to pay market rate rent and take care of yourself. This is why it's almost always child actors and those with trust funds who are able to do this.

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  • 2 days ago

    Be eighteen years old or get a court order.

    Peace.

    • opinionated
      Lv 7
      2 days agoReport

      if 18, you do not need emancipation

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  • 2 days ago

    You need to be of a certain age and that can vary by state, you have to prove you are self sufficient with a job or income and have a place to live

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  • Anonymous
    2 days ago

    You need a whole lot of money to pay for a lawyer to explain the rest of the requirements (which varies by state).  Emancipation is extremely rare.

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  • 2 days ago

    It probably varies by state. U might wanna include that in your q. Good luck

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