What is an emancipation decree?

{| |- | Emancipation is a court order. It gives a minor the right to contract and be responsible for themselves before they reach the age of majority. Only about half the states allow this. |}
{| |- | Emancipation is a court order. It gives a minor the right to contract and be responsible for themselves before they reach the age of majority. Only about half the states allow this. |}