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How can i at age 17 get emancipated? What are the requirements?

Ellsworth, IA |

I am 17 years old and I have a job, I also have someone that offered for me to live with them but I need to be emancipated to do so. I can't stand living at home with my mom who stays over at her boyfriends all the time and treats his son more like a son than she treats me. She also won't let me visit family or go to friends houses very often.

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  1. This website will give you a starting point:
    http://www.iowalegalaid.org/resource/emancipation-and-minor-guardianships-to-preve

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