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    I’m 14 and I want to be emancipated. I have a job babysitting making $450 a month. I cook, clean and I am really mature. I pay my Spotify bill and pay my mom for the lights. She yells at me for not making what she likes to eat for dinner. She told me to kms before. She’s beaten me before. And I want to leave but don’t want to runaway and have to come back what do I do?

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    RE: Can I Be Emancipated Even Through My Parents Refuse to Let Me Move Out


    Thanks for reaching out. It sounds like you are looking to move out and you are interested in becoming emancipated. We are not legal experts, but we can help you get a general sense of how emancipation works. Our general understanding is some states offer formal emancipation statutes while others do not. Laws vary depending on your location, but in many states a minor can petition the court for emancipation to take responsibility for their own care before they turn 18. Generally speaking, courts are wary about granting emancipation. In most cases, you would have to prove in court that you have an income and can care for yourself financially, and that you are able to live separately from your parents. It also helps to be in good standing at school. The court will also factor in the mental and physical welfare of your parents in order to establish your best interest. Usually your legal guardian would have to agree to this in court. Once you are emancipated, you can legally choose where you live, but you might still find that you cannot sign a lease or build credit until you turn 18. At 17, you probably would need your parents to co-sign your lease, or it might even have to be in their name, which means emancipation and moving out without your parents' involvement is unlikely. The emancipation process can take several months or up to a year, and may cost money in the form of court fees and other expenses. Usually, the best way to learn about emancipation in your state is to contact a lawyer. You may also find information at your county family court. We can look up legal aid resources that may be able to help you with the process. Please do not hesitate to call or chat if you have questions, need legal resources, or need to talk. We can explore your situation, go over all your options, and come up with a plan and resources to deal with your situation over the phone or on live chat. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon, and wish you the best of luck.

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  • Can I Be Emancipated Even Through My Parents Refuse to Let Me Move Out

    I am 17 and will be 18 in eight months. I work enough hours to support myself and I have enough money saved up to move out. I have researched apartments in my area and I've found affordable places, the only issue is that my parents won't let me move out. I want to be emancipated and I am willing to take them to court but one condition for emancipation is that you are able to support yourself. I can financially do this but if they don't let me move out how can I prove it to a judge?
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