FAQ: Can a minor legally emancipate themselves from their parents? What is emancipation?
December 2, 2019
Recently, we've had several patrons contact us regarding emancipation (also known as the “removal of disabilities of minority”). To assist in answering these questions, we added an answer to our frequently asked legal questions page.
In addition to addressing this topic, our frequently asked questions page provides answers to many of the other most common legal questions that we receive. While we are unable to provide legal advice or address your specific situation, the information on these pages may help you to answer your own question. Examples of other questions related to minors include:
- Can a 17-year-old move out and leave home?
- How old do you have to be in order to be considered an adult? What is the "age of consent" in Texas?
- Do I have a legal right to see my grandchild?
If you find that your question is not addressed on our frequently asked legal questions page, please don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian for assistance!