My question involves emancipation laws for the State of: North Carolina
I want to know if I should even attempt for emancipation. I am graduating June of 2010, I will only be seventeen years old. In August of 2010, I plan to go to college. As of right now I have a stable job that is above minimum wage. I have a savings account, where I put 20% of all my earnings. I want to file for emancipation and it be accepted by the time I go to college. I feel that I should have the rights of an adult by that time.
My parents in the past have been very questionable, though I never reported them for their abuse. I do not want to bring them to court for emancipation on those grounds, unless I have no other choice. In more recent times, they have been getting better. Though I feel that their own problems are getting in the way of my success.
I have already had a discussion about my plans with them, and they do not want to give up their rights as parents. In fact, they want me to take a year off school, live at home, and work. That is not the right thing for me to do in this time of my life.
So please give me some legal advice on emancipation, or some alternative options. If you have any further questions on details to help your assessment, please feel free to ask. I want to know my options, because this next year of my life is very important.