Can I be emancipated?
UPDATED: Jan 20, 2013
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Can I be emancipated?
I live in virginia and I’m 14. I’m hoping to try to get emancipated when I turn 16. I will have a job and finance and all the requirements except my parents don’t want me to. My reasons for getting emancipated is that I’m so upset living in my house. All we do is fight and my parents constantly emotionally abuse me calling me ‘fat/worthless/lazy/selfish/stupid/ect’ and even some physical abuse. My parents deny all of it and i have no evidence. I don’t want to press charges or anything, I just want to get out of my house. My family problems have lead to depression and even cutting for me. I am working with a psychologist for my depression and self harm and even he said I might want to look into it.
Asked on January 20, 2013 under Family Law, Virginia
MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 10 years ago | Contributor
You need a guardian ad litem. You need an attorney to help you file for emancipation and show you can actually live on your own (rent, food, transportation, health care) and still go to school. You need a plan. If your parents are abusive, you need help to get this straightened out so you can be safe.
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