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Can a 17-year-old be emancipated and receive a lump sum of money for support from their parents?

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Answered 2007-01-29 16:16:33

If the minor resides in a state where emancipation is allowed, he or she may file a petition for emancipation rights, the judge will decide if emancipation should be granted. The major requirement for emancipation is that the minor be gainfully employed with enough income to provide for all their needs. Once a minor has been emancipated they are are financially responsible for their own welfare and their parents have no obligation to support them in any way. That means the parents would not be responsible for paying any of the minor child's bills regardless of what they might be. The minor will also be required to pay all legal costs and court fees that relate to the emancipation action, regardless of whether or not an emancipation decree is granted.

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