Chicago, IL asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: A requirement for emancipation calls for proof of living outside of the guardian household; but it requires permission?

I can't live with a friend/other family member without the consent of my guardians, but being able to prove that you've lived outside of the guardian household is a requirement for becoming emancipated. How am I supposed to leave the house without being considered a runaway, or risking the chance of getting someone charged with harboring a runaway?

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Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: That is exactly the point. Emancipation just finalizes a situation that has already been allowed to stand bybthe parents. As a result, very few people qualify for emancipation.

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