Re: Emancipation for 16 and 14 Year Old in Texas
Emancipation is not going to happen.
while I understand your fears, the problem is, unless you can show there is a reason to believe there is an actual reason for the fears, you will be required to remain with your mother. If you are in danger, contact the police or child protective services asap and report the issue to them.
Quoting Texas Emancipation Law
Sec. 31.001. REQUIREMENTS.
(a) A minor may petition to have the disabilities of minority removed for limited or general purposes if the minor is:
- (1) a resident of this state;
(2) 17 years of age, or at least 16 years of age and living separate and apart from the minor's parents, managing conservator, or guardian; and
(3) self-supporting and managing the minor's own financial affairs.
(b) A minor may file suit under this chapter in the minor's own name. The minor need not be represented by next friend.
Unless your mother allows you to live with your grandmother, it just isn't going to happen either.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.