I am 16 years old and I would like to be emancipated from my parents but I am doing all the research before hand. I can fully provide for myself in terms of housing, food, and personal necessities. I have my GED and I am enrolled in college courses. But for me money is still an object and I don't have the money or time in my life to take drivers education. My question is when I get emancipated, am I going to be able to get my drivers license as though I were 18 and not have to take drivers ed? I live in Washington state so for people under the age of 18 drivers education is a requirement to obtain your drivers license, but I was wondering if that changes if you are emancipated. That way I don't have to rely on others to get me from place to place.
Without sufficient funds to live independently of your parents it is extremely unlikely that a court will approve your emancipation. if you can't afford to get a license, I would say there is no chance of the court approving your Petition. Emancipation for minors usually happens for the independently wealthy who have no need to work at all, i.e. child actors, rock stars, athletes. Please stay put until your18.
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Where statutes make distinctions between juveniles (or minors) and adults, or specify minimum age qualifications, emancipation is not likely to cause an application or interpretation of the statute different than the statutory language on its face compels. This is a principle of general statutory construction only, and not intended to serve as an analysis of any specific statutes of your state.
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Since you have no legal right to a driver's license, whether a minor or not, emancipation is irrelevant. You either comply with the statute dealing with minors or you take public transportation. Emancipation has nothing to do with licensing.
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