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Very few states allow minors to be emancipated. In states that allow emancipation the minor must be at least 16 years of age, earn enough income from being employed to pay for housing, food, shelter, medical needs, transportation and must also meet the state's compulsory education age. Some states require the minor's parents to agree to the act all of them allow the minor's parents or any interested adult to contest the emancipation. The court also has the right to rescind an emancipation decree at any time for any reason before the minor reaches. The average costs in states that allow a petition to be filed is $300, if the action is contested legal costs can reach several thousand dollars. The minor is required to pay all legal costs themselves.

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Q: Can you be emancipated even if you are not physically abused?
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