New York has a clear rules regarding the emancipation of minors, but it’s best to have a lawyer who specializes in emancipation of minors ensure that any separation is done in a clean, law-abiding manner. If you are a minor considering emancipation or if you are a parent of a child who wishes to be emancipated, here are a few things you should know:
Different rules apply to children or dependents who are under age 18 or over age 18.
While New York requires parents or guardians to financially support their children until they turn age 21, if a child or dependent is emancipated the rules are different. A child or dependent is considered emancipated if the child or dependent:
For children under the age of 18, emancipation can legally happen if the court comes to the decision during a case. However, a child cannot bring the case for emancipation to court. The decision needs to be a result of another case. Here are a few other things to note about emancipation of children or dependents under age 18:
Unlike a minor who must live with their parent or guardian and obey their rules, an emancipated minor can:
If an emancipated minor is under the age of 18, the emancipated minor will still need parental permission for several things. These include:
The process of becoming an emancipated minor is difficult for children or dependents under the age of 18. If you have a current or pending court case, and you want to know whether or not it could result in emancipation from your parent(s) or guardian, you should consult a New York emancipation of minors lawyer. Working with a lawyer who specializes in emancipation of minors can help you get the outcome you desire. Your lawyer can also help you understand the implications of the law and the results of the case, whether the court rules in your favor or not.
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