The steps for being emancipated are actually quite difficult. You have to set up a court date with a judge. When you go to court you will have to be able to prove that you are fully capable of caring for yourself with no assisstance. But that doesn't always mean you have to live by yourself. Also when you go before the judge you will have to be able to show evidence that you would be better off without your parents. This is a difficult step. Judges will however look favorably upon people who do have jobs and their own means of transportation.