Q: At 16 can a child live on their own with parental approval and income from the parent. (whether emancipated or not)
The parent would be willing to allow the child to live on their own, so the parent would be willing to pay for the child’s needs such as food and housing
A: Once a child is legally emancipated, he or she will be expected to provide for themselves. In fact, before approving emancipation, a court will determine whether the minor has the ability to take care for themselves. This is just one of many factors the Court will take into consideration.
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