Huntsville, AL asked in Employment Law and Juvenile Law for Alabama

Q: I'm 18 and living in Alabama, my parents refuse to let me work in a certain field, what can I do?

I'm attending a technical school for automotive repair and have the best chance at getting a job in a dealership while I'm here. But my mom refuses to let me and gives a different reason which doesn't actually apply to the situation every time I mention it. Is there nothing i can do aside from going for emancipation? To add to it, she actually co-oped out of high school to work in a dealership. So she's preventing me from doing exactly what she did.

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A: I note that in Alabama, as opposed to the rest of the US, the age of majority is 19 instead of 18.

Perhaps your mom knows best, based upon her own experience.

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