Can a 16-year-old child in New York be emancipated by one parent only while the parents are still married?

Parents do not make the decision as to the legal emancipation of a minor. In many states parents must consent to an emancipation petition before the court will consider the request. However, the consent of a parent(s) does not guarantee that emancipation will be granted. If both parents have custodial rights, either one can contest and usually void the emancipation request without the co-operation of the other.

- Why would you want to?


It is a statistical fact that relationships involving people who co-habitat and/or get married prior to age 24 have an 85% failure rate. Biologically, this is when females reach full mature on the physical, emotional, and hormonal levels. At this point, a woman is fully prepared to have and handle children, as well as a male that is still not fully mature.

Males don't reach full physical and hormonal maturity until age 30. This is also when they reach their peak emotional maturity, but not to the point of being fully independent. Half of the male emotional health comes from a woman. The biochemical frequency range of the male brain adjusts itself to match that of the female, developing an emotional symbiotic relationship.

Couples who begin cohabiting and/or get married prior to age 24 can find themselves drawing away from each other as each reaches full maturity. Their whole view of the world, and each other, changes. This doesn't happen to all couples, but clearly it is a factor in most relationship breakdowns.

Rutgers University Study - Should We Live Together?

Cohabiting couples breakup three times more than married couples. Cohabiting couples that later marry have a 46% higher rate of divorce than those who did not cohabit prior to marriage. See Link Below