Indiana has no emancipation statute, but it may nonetheless be possible to convince a juvenile court to grant emancipation where the court finds:
1. The petitioning minor wishes to be free from parental control and protection and no longer requires control and protection;Without a statute to reference, it is difficult to gauge what a judge might deem sufficient as a basis for emancipation.
2. The petitioning minor understands the consequences of being free from parental control and protection
3. The petitioning minor has sufficient money for the child's own support; and
4. The petitioning minor has an acceptable plan for independent living.