Emancipation is an important tool for teenagers who would be better off not being connected to their parents in any way. If the court should decide that you are better off being emancipated from your parents because your parents are harmful to your physical, emotional, or financial well-being, then there are certain rights that you are able to obtain. 1. Freedom to Live Independently Teenagers who are over the age of sixteen and are able to financially support themselves have the freedom to live independently from their parents.
When my ex-husband decided to contest my choice to homeschool our children, I knew that I had to defend my right as the custodial parent. Our custody agreement gave me authority over educational decisions, but he still took me to court. I spent a lot of time working with an attorney to find out how best to handle it, and I did a lot of research on the laws as they applied. If you're trying to defend your educational choices amidst your divorce, this site may help. I've built it to share everything I learned and explain the process that I went through to secure my rights.