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  • Where are courts that allow emancipation in New Jersey?

    Hi, I'm a 15 year old girl living in New Jersey. I'm not being physically abused, but I'm very unhappy living with my parents and I'm looking into emancipation once I turn 16. I want to finish high school and go to college. I know that you aren't legal experts at NRS, but I've been having difficulty finding information on emancipation in New Jersey and don't know where I would go to make my petition if I did. Do you happen to have any resources or information that you could give me? Thanks <3

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    Hello,

    Thank you for your post. We are sorry to hear that you feel unhappy at home. We are here to listen and support you in any way that we can. New Jersey does not have a formal statute for emancipation, so there is no formal process for you to petition the court for emancipation anywhere in the state of New Jersey. It looks like minors MAY be considered emancipated when the minor has been married, or has entered military service. You would need your parent's permission for both of those things, and even in states where emancipation is legal, your parents would have to appear in court and agree to emancipation. We aren't legal experts, so if you would like to know more about your options, you could always reach out to a lawyer or attorney. We would be happy to help you with some legal aid referrals if you can't afford a lawyer, we would just need to know what city you live in so we can find local resources. We would be happy to talk to you about your options and provide resources if you would like to give us a call directly at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us on our website. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon, and wish you the best of luck.
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      Hi I'm a 16 year old boy in Thornton, CO and I have been physically abused by my grandpa. I don't want to live with him anymore and I want to be emancipated by this family that have been taking care of me. I also want to be able to work and live with the family I am with right now and not the ones I actually live with. Can you guys please help me out?

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      • #4
        Hi there,

        Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. We're sorry to hear about what has been going on with your grandpa and want you to know that you deserve to feel safe and happy in your home. Please keep in mind you by no means deserve any type of abuse, emotional or physical, and have the right to report it. That said, we can’t be 100% sure what the outcome will be if your local CPS decides to open a case based on what you share. Sometimes CPS decides to remove minors from the home and other times they offer services such as family counseling or mediation instead. The only way to know the outcome might be to reach out to them directly and if you’re ready to do that we are here to help you through that process. Reaching out to Child Help USA at (1-800-422-4453) or www.childhelp.org may help to get a better understanding of what may happen before and after a report is made. Child Help could also answer questions about possibly having custody transferred to someone else.

        If you are looking into emancipation, seeking legal aid would be the first step to asking about the process. One number you can try is for Colorado Legal Services at 970-493-2891.

        Stay safe,

        NRS
        Last edited by ccsmod1; 09-25-2018, 05:36 AM.
        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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