Aberdeen, NC asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for North Carolina

Q: I want to move out I am 17 I'll be 18 in december. What do I have to do to be emancipated.

At home is rough for me because I am constantly doing everything myself. I go to school and am working on finding a job currently and I just need to get out of this house, I also already have a place to go afterwards and plan on graduating.

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: To be emancipated you have to be able to prove to a Judge's satisfaction that you possess the maturity and ability to care for and financially provide for yourself. That is a virtually impossible standard for a lot of 25 years olds these days, let alone a 17 year old. Your best bet may be to get a job and set aside funds so that you will be better prepared when you turn 18.

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