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How do i get emancipated at 16 in South Carolina?

Spartanburg, SC |

I am 16 years old and do not want to live with my parents anymore. They do not want me to leave and threaten to call the police if i do. I have a safe place to stay and can take care of myself without the aid of my parents. How can i leagally leave?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. At your present age, you would need to petition the family court for an order of emancipation. You would need to have a guardian appointed to do this on your behalf. Your query does not give sufficient information to allow a more detailed reply. If you can elaborate on how you can fully support yourself (which you would have to do in an emancipation petition and prove in court), then a more comprehensive answer can be given.

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