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. A local family lawyer may be able to help.
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.