Cincinnati, OH asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: I'm a 16 year old wanting to go through a process of emancipation from my parents. Is this difficult to achieve?

I have a job, car, and can prove self-efficient.

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
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  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Ohio does not have emancipation for your situation. Here is more information at this link:

https://www.ohiobar.org/public-resources/commonly-asked-law-questions-results/family-relations/circumstances-say-whether-minors-are-emancipated/

It is normal for teens to want to escape their parents' rules. But parents are legally responsible for children until they turn 18, when they can leave and then rent their own place, buy health insurance, car insurance, etc. If there are problems at home, talk to your parents or another family member, a teacher, or school counselor.

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