How can a 16-year-old be emancipated in Illinois?
In most situations u must be able to support urself, be out of
school, and/or be married. You don't have to be married but in some
situation it may help. The older u are the easier it is. It is
difficult for a 16 yr old to be amancipated but if u wanna try u
must talk to a lawyer. * Illinois does not have emancipation
procedures for minors. Nor can a minor retain legal counsel. When
legal counsel is needed by a minor person a the court appoints a
Guardian Ad Litem.