Mental Health
Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out

In Illinois can a 17-year-old whose parents have placed her under such stress that she had to be admitted to a mental health facility be emancipated due to an unsuitable home environment?

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January 27, 2007 11:41PM

I don't believe "stress" is enough to get emancipated. Whatever reason you were put in a hospital really isn't as relevent as it was a mental hospital. I would talk to a school counselor, or see your local courthouse for the statutes. I think emancipation laws are different for all states. I think abuse, and neglect are relevent reasons.. it just depends on your state. Beings that you are almost 18, I am not sure it's a benefit, as much as a waste of resources.