Re: Emancipation in the State of Utah
Notice section 1; a minor who HAS (not will) demonstrated the ability and capacity to manage his or her own affairs and to live INDEPENDENT of his or her parents or guardians (not with BF or BF's parents),
(1) The purpose of this part is to provide a means by which a minor who has demonstrated the ability and capacity to manage his or her own affairs and to live independent of his or her parents or guardian, may obtain the legal status of an emancipated person with the power to enter into valid legal contracts.
(2) This part is not intended to interfere with the integrity of the family or to minimize the rights of parents or children. As provided in Section 62A-4a-201, a parent possesses a fundamental liberty interest in the care, custody, and management of their children.
Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 3, 2008 General Session
here's a link to the forms:
speaking of those forms in statute:
and the hearing:
78A-6-803. Petition for emancipation.
(1) A minor may petition the juvenile court on his or her own behalf in the district in which he or she resides for a declaration of emancipation. The petition shall be on a form provided by the clerk of the court, and state that the minor is:
(a) 16 years of age or older;
(b) capable of living independently of his or her parents or guardian; and
(c) capable of managing his or her own financial affairs.
(2) Notice of the petition shall be served on the minor's parents, guardian, any other person or agency with custody of the minor, and the Child and Family Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General, unless the court determines that service is impractical.
You have not demonstrated an ability to live on your own so the courts are not likely to grant emancipation.
78A-6-804. Court procedure.
(1) Upon the filing of a petition in accordance with Section 78A-6-803, the court shall review the petition for completeness and whether the petitioner meets the age requirement for filing the petition.
(a) If the petition is incomplete or the petitioner does not meet the age requirement, the court may dismiss the action immediately.
(b) If the petition is complete and the petitioner meets the age requirement, the court shall schedule a pretrial hearing on the matter within 30 days.
(2) The court may appoint a guardian ad litem in accordance with Section 78A-6-902 to represent the minor.
(3) At the hearing, the court shall consider the best interests of the minor according to the following:
(a) whether the minor is capable of assuming adult responsibilities;
(b) whether the minor is capable of living independently of his or her parents, guardian, or custodian;
(c) opinions and recommendations from the guardian ad litem, parents, guardian, or custodian, and any other evidence; and
(d) whether emancipation will create a risk of harm to the minor.
(4) If the court determines by clear and convincing evidence that emancipation is in the best interests of the minor, it shall issue a declaration of emancipation
If you are threatened in your own household, the remedy is to call the police or child protective services.
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.