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    what is emancipation.... I am the same person that posted am i being abused or am i "crazy" like they say?? I'm just wondering what it is

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    Re: emancipation

    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out to us again so soon. Since you are trying to find out more about how to empower yourself during this time it is important to note the ways to follow certain procedures for you and your parents to agree on emancipation with or without court involvement and which procedures safeguards your rights. It is probably easiest for us to answer what emancipation is in your own home state if you were to provide us with the state you are living in but for now we can provide you with the general idea of what emancipation entails for people trying to live on their own. Therefore, it is important to understand emancipation procedures in your jurisdiction and for us to know what permit you to want to initiate the emancipation process.

    As stated in our handbook, when unaccompanied youth cannot be reunited with parents or guardians, they often must care for themselves. Some young people are able to identify other adults in their lives who are willing to support them, such as relatives, teachers, mentors and adult friends. Other youths who are absent from their guardians live independently, either by choice or because there are no adults available to support them. As minors, young people may be unable legally to obtain housing, buy cars or other essential goods, or engage in other transactions necessary to live independently. They are also unable to make their own decisions about medical care, education and other personal matters.

    These barriers to independence may be overcome through emancipation, the process by which a young person may become a legal adult while he or she is still under the legal age of majority. The consequences of emancipation differ among states, but generally do not permit young people to vote, drive, consume alcohol or enter the armed forces prior to reaching the established minimum age. Emancipation should be approached cautiously, as it can terminate parents' responsibility towards a young person and leave the youth with no legal rights to demand support or care from parents. Nonetheless, emancipation can be extremely important for unaccompanied youth, as it permits them to function as adults in many circumstances, including controlling their finances, entering into contracts, owning property, consenting to medical treatment and marrying.

    Furthermore, in cases of extreme family conflict, it can be advantageous for youth to become emancipated from their parents. Emancipation can ensure that financial benefits to which a youth is entitled go directly to a youth who is caring for himself or herself rather than to parents or guardians. It can also permit young people to make their own decisions about issues in their lives that would otherwise be under the control of parents or guardians. We hope that our response was helpful to you at this time and look forward to being there for you if you need information about anything else. Good luck.

    -NRS
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    • #3
      Re: emancipation

      I live in Zeeland, Michigan..... thank you that was a wonderful description!!

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      • #4
        Re: emancipation

        Hello,

        It is nice to see someone taking such interest in what options are available to you and we hope that we can continue to assist you in some way. We want to encourage you, if you will, to find some time to call us to speak to one of our liners in person but for now here is what we have for emancipation in Michigan.

        In Michigan a minor may be declared emancipated if married, over 18 years of age, in active duty with the armed forces of the United States, or the minor petitions for emancipation. To petition for emancipation the minor must file the petition in the family division of the circuit court in the county where the minor lives. The petition must show that the minor is capable of financial and social self-support, and it must include an affidavit by an individual (e.g. nurse, doctor, school teacher) stating that emancipation would be in the best interest of the minor. Notice of the petition shall be given to the minor's guardian. If the court finds that the minor is age 16 or older, a resident of the state, is capable of self support, and has the permission of a guardian that had been providing the minor support, the court may emancipate.

        If emancipated, the minor can, among other things, contract marry, establish a residence, and obtain medical treatment. We are here for you to encourage what you feel is the best option for you right now but if you want to vent or just simply needs a listening ear we are here for you. Take this time to remain strong and good luck.

        -NRS
        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

        National Runaway Safeline
        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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