Johnson City, TN asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Tennessee

Q: How do you justify that a home is "otherwise harmful to you" in terms of getting emancipated?

I have all the other necessary requirements: job, money, living situation, maturity, transportation, etc., but if my parents don't agree to emancipation, how do I justify that it is necessary for me to be emancipated? I know it is, but how is it objectively determined? In other words, when I write the petition, what would I say as my reasoning?

1 Lawyer Answer
Johnny Quitman Rasberry
Johnny Quitman Rasberry
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cordova, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: As a minor, you cannot file the petition yourself. You must have some adult or what is referred to as a "Next Friend" file it for you. It can be anyone familiar with your circumstances.

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