Can I get emancipated when I’m 16?

I live with my mom and her boyfriend. I stay in my room because they don’t really talk to me. My mom doesn’t let me stay gone alot. I don’t just want a free ride and I understand the responsibility.

Asked on September 13, 2012 under Family Law, North Carolina

Answers:

Jon Welborn / Welborn Law Firm, PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, see the relevant statute below:

7B-3500. Who may petition

Any juvenile who is 16 years of age or older and who has resided in the same county in North Carolina or on federal territory within the boundaries of North Carolina for six months next preceding the filing of the petition may petition the court in that county for a judicial decree of emancipation.

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