You are talking of quite a risky thing right there. But if it comes to that point, you can call your local social service office and explain your case. Besides that, check here: http://www.jlc.org/index.php/factsheets/emancipation They have all the information you need about that. Best of luck with what you do! In the few US states that allow the emancipation of minors the minimum age for such now stands at 16. That being said, emancipation decrees are rarely granted by any judge in any state. If the minor believes themselves to be in an environment of neglect and/or abuse they should enlist the assistance of a trusted adult in the contacting of the state's division of child protective services. Or call the National Child Abuse Hotline toll free at 1-800-422-453 or 1-800-252-2873, for assistance, all information is kept confidential.