Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out

Can a pregnant 15-year-old girl get her own place to live?

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September 12, 2011 3:06PM

No a pregnant 15 yr old girl can't move out and live on her own. The doctors tell you you are emancipated but that's only when it comes to doctor papers and decisions for you and your baby

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Being pregnant or having a child does not change the application of the legal age of the state in which the minor resides. As stated previously a pregnant minor has legal rights to make decisions concerning her unborn or born child. If the minor does not have parental or family support, the court will grant emancipation for the sole purpose of her and her unborn child receiving medical care and other state assistance. Even so, she will not be allowed to reside on her own, but will be placed in a group or foster home, where she can continue her education and receive counseling to aid her in the serious decisions she will need to make.