Branson, MO asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Missouri

Q: I am wanting to file a petition for emancipation but I do not know where to start or even how to start.

My home life environment is not the most stable and I pay the rent and buy groceries while paying for my own phone service and needs. I have a job and make decent money at my job. I have been threated by my stepdad and have told my school and the cops when they were called on me when I tried to leave home when I was told to get out by my father. Nothing has been done about the situation and I just don't know what to do. Please give me advice on where to start and how to handle this.

1 Lawyer Answer
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: You would need to make sure that you have a place of your own to start. Parental consent to your emancipation helps, but it's not necessary.

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