How old do you have to be to in order to become emancipated?
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One requirement is the child has to be self-supporting and I don’t how an 11-year-old could do that short of an entertainment contract; CPS would investigate to situation if you filed a report but they would put her in foster care - at least initially.
There is no bright line for emancipation. Court will consider maturity and other factors.
Emancipation is a legal way for children to become adults before they are 18. Once a child is emancipated, his or her parents do not have custody or control of him or her anymore. Emancipation is usually forever. But the court can cancel the emancipation if the minor asking for the emancipation lies to the court or is no longer able to support himself or herself.
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