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Wisconsin Emancipation

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Emancipation sometimes is the best option for a child that has family problems or is very financially sure.  In the state of Wisconsin there is case law that determines how emancipation is handled.    There are a few instances when emancipation is very advantageous for a minor. 

The term emancipation ... continue reading

Wyoming Emancipation

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The State of Wyoming has a specific statute that governs emancipation. When a child becomes emancipated they are asking the judge to grant them authority to do the same things as a person who has reached the Age of Majority which is or 18 or 19 years old in most ... continue reading

West Virginia Emancipation

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The State of West Virginia has a specific statute that governs emancipation.  Emancipation is the freeing of a minor from parental control which is granted by a court in West Virginia.  Not all emancipation requests are granted but the majority are approved based on meeting the requirements and regulations in ... continue reading

Washington Emancipation

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

If the child receives permission from the court to be emancipated then the parents or the guardians are not responsible for the child.  That means they are not obligated to provide money, medical insurance or any other kind of support.  In the state of Washington emancipation can be granted but ... continue reading

Virginia Emancipation

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There are many children that need to be free from parental control due to unfortunate circumstances.  Sometimes there are financial reasons that can predicate the need for emancipation too.  In the state of Virginia, there are specific laws that discuss emancipation of a minor. 

Emancipation of a minor in ... continue reading

Vermont Emancipation

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The state of Vermont requires that a minor requesting emancipation file their request through the court.  There are a few requirements that must be adhered to before emancipation can be considered. 

First, the minor must be a resident of Vermont and at least 16 years old.  Second, the child ... continue reading

Utah Emancipation

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Emancipation is Utah is decided on a case by case basis.  Not everyone is granted emancipation.  It will depend upon the family situation and whether or not the judge thinks the candidate is qualified. 

Normally emancipation is granted when a child has been abused, neglected or abandoned.  There are ... continue reading

Texas Emancipation

Monday, November 5th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

In the state of Texas there are no specific statutes that cover emancipation but case law will determine that status of a minor who request emancipation. Many minors think that becoming emancipated is a very simple act; just go and ask. That is the furthest from true. There are many ... continue reading

Tennessee Emancipation

Monday, November 5th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

In the state of Tennessee there are no specific statutes that determine the laws of emancipation but case law prevails when a minor or social service agency makes a request of emancipation. However there are certain requirements that must be met before emancipation can be granted

First the child ... continue reading

South Dakota Emancipation

Monday, November 5th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

South Dakota has legal precedents that allow minors under the age of 18 to become emancipated due to issues in their immediate family. There are a few requirements that must be met before a child can qualify to be emancipated. These requirements are listed below:

The child must be ... continue reading

South Carolina Emancipation

Monday, November 5th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

A child has to be released by the court to be considered emancipated in South Carolina. There is no particular statute that covers how to get emancipated in South Carolina. There has to be a petition from either the child or an agency that cares for that child to start ... continue reading

Rhode Island Emancipation

Monday, November 5th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

A 17 year old honor student wanted to become emancipated she wanted to travel overseas and attend college without her parents support because they made too much money for federal guidelines to get support. This was a different circumstance from most request for emancipation but not impossible. Rhode Island has ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Emancipation

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

In the state of Pennsylvania emancipation is decided by a court on a case by case basis. Not all requests for emancipation are granted because the courts sometimes want to see a resolution of the family problems through mediation or some other means.

Why would a child want to ... continue reading

Oregon Emancipation

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Mildred was a minor in Oregon and she needed to leave her household as soon as possible because she was being abused. The family social service agency made the suggestion of requesting emancipation to free her from parental control. This would be one way she could start over and be ... continue reading

Oklahoma Emancipation

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

In the state of Oklahoma a minor can be emancipated but there are several rules that must be followed. First the minor must be at least 16 years old and a resident of Oklahoma. The minor must prove that he or she has a way to be financially supported and ... continue reading

Ohio Emancipation

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Why would a child want to be emancipated in the state of Ohio? There is no specific statute that covers emancipation in Ohio but is heard on a case by basis. Not all requests for emancipation are granted without some scrutiny by the court.

The reason most minors ask ... continue reading

North Dakota Emancipation

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Emancipation is the freeing of a child from parental control that is mandated by a court ruling. Sometimes courts require parents to go to mediation and work out their problems.

In order for a child to be emancipated in North Dakota he or she must be a resident of ... continue reading

North Carolina Emancipation

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Emancipation is the freeing a minor child from the control of parents and allowing the minor to live on his/her own or under the control of others. It usually applies to adolescents who leave the parents’ household by agreement or demand. Emancipation may also end the responsibility of a parent ... continue reading

Colorado Emancipation

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Natalie was not getting along with her parents and desired to be out on her own. There was a problem. She just could not leave because she would be considered a runaway. There had to be a better solution. Then she heard about emancipation.

Emancipation is the granting of ... continue reading

California Emancipation

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Getting emancipated in California is relatively easy. Many times when a child asks for emancipation the relationship with their parents or guardian is irreconcilable. In some cases it is advantageous for the child to want emancipation.

Emancipation usually sometimes occurs in family situations that have been deemed by the ... continue reading

Connecticut Emancipation

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Sometimes in Connecticut a child must ask for emancipation when he/she cannot repair the relationship between their guardian or their parents. Unfortunately the need for emancipation has grown in the past few years.

A child who is requesting to be emancipated wants to become an adult because he/she wants ... continue reading

New York Emancipation

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

In New York a child must be at least 16 years old to be eligible for emancipation. There is no particular statute that covers emancipation in New York. A child or agency can start the emancipation procedures.

Many times emancipation is granted because a child was abused, abandoned or ... continue reading

New Mexico Emancipation

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

New Mexico has case law that allows a minor to become emancipated. Normally there is a petition that is stated by the minor in the New Mexico juvenile court. By no means is emancipation a guaranteed remedy.

There are a few reasons that emancipation should be enacted for a ... continue reading

New Jersey Emancipation

Monday, October 29th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

When a child becomes emancipated they are asking the judge to grant them authority to do the same things as a person who has reached the Age of Majority which is or 18 or 19 years old in most states.  In the State of New Jersey this age is 18.  ... continue reading

New Hampshire

Monday, October 29th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Rebecca was living with her parents but things were not going well.  She heard about emancipation and how it can help children that have problems with parents or guardians. Sometimes the court will try to find alternatives to emancipation, but it does depend on the circumstances.

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Nebraska Emancipation

Monday, October 29th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There is no specific statute in Nebraska therefore the request for emancipation has to be heard in court on an individual basis.  As long as there is a valid reason, the minor could be emancipated provided he/she meets certain requirements.

Emancipation is the release of a minor from parental ... continue reading

Montana Emancipation

Monday, October 29th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Emancipation is the freeing of a child from parental control.  In most states there are statutes that cover emancipation and in Montana there are laws that make it relatively easy to qualify.  There are a few stipulations that must be considered before a child is emancipated. 

First, the court ... continue reading

Missouri Emancipation

Thursday, October 25th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Last year a child named Tammy was having problems at home with her parents and really wanted to leave home. She needed to be free from their grasp; however she was not sure how to do it. The problem with leaving was she was still under her parents control and ... continue reading

Mississippi Emancipation

Thursday, October 25th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

In order to become and adult in Mississippi a minor must reach the age of 21. There are some minors that cannot wait to become and adult due to household problems, the need for their own financial support, pregnancy, abandonment or even abuse. If a child is married (provided they ... continue reading

Minnesota Emancipation

Thursday, October 25th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Emancipation is the release of all parental rights in regard to a minor according to state law.  There are many reasons that require emancipation of a minor.  Abuse, neglect, abandonment are the usual reasons a minor requests to be emancipated.   Case law has provided a way for children in Minnesota ... continue reading