Cincinnati, OH asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Ohio

Q: at what age is a minor legally able to be emancipated?

we have custody of my step daughter age 12. she has lived with us for 2 years and visited mom every other weekend plus half of school breaks. her mom who lives in indiana keeps telling her she can be emancipated at age 15. daughter has ODD, anger issues and anxiety. what do you say about what her bio mom is telling her and other people that she can be emancipated at 15.

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Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Ohio does not allow for minor emancipation. Indiana has no minimum age for emancipation, so she can file whenever she likes in Indiana. Whether she will get it is another thing.

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