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How does a minor get emancipated in Pennsylvania?

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2014-07-28 17:07:11
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Most people believe a minor can simply fill out a few forms, got to court and be granted emancipation. This is not true, Pennsylvania law as almost every state's laws does not allow early emancipation except under specified circumstances. If a person who is at least 17 marries or joins the military with the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian, they are considered emancipated. All other emancipation action has to be done with the assistance and approval of state social services and/or agencies and the court of venue. Such action is done to obtain medical care or economic assistance for a minor child who does not have access to such, for whatever reason. An example is a minor who becomes pregnant and does not have family support, thereby needing the intervention of state social services. Answer The emancipation process for the state is too difficult to explain in full. The state has a very unusual way of handling petitions due to the fact that each county can establish their own procedures or do not allow the action. Montgomery county is one that only allows a minor to be emancipated through the social services and juvenile court system not rather than a minor's request. Contacting the clerk of the circuit court in the county where one reside's will help obtain specific information.

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