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    Unhappy 14 Yr Old Emancipation

    I REALLY WANT 2 GET EMANCIPATED SO I CAN GET AWAY FROM MY CRZY FAMILY I 'M A SURVIVOR AND CAN MAKE IT ON MY ON WITH OUT MY FAMILY CAUSE I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF

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    Default Re: 14 Yr Old Emancipation

    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;

    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.
    Without a statute to reference, it is difficult to gauge what a judge might deem sufficient as a basis for emancipation. It is quite unlikely that you would be considered eligible for emancipation at 14.

    You can review additional statutues which may be relevant to some situations here:
    Quote Quoting Indiana Statutes
    IC 31-34-20-1
    Entry of dispositional decrees

    Sec. 1. Subject to section 1.5 of this chapter, if a child is a child in need of services, the juvenile court may enter one (1) or more of the following dispositional decrees:
    (1) Order supervision of the child by the probation department or the county office of family and children.
    (2) Order the child to receive outpatient treatment:
    (A) at a social service agency or a psychological, a psychiatric, a medical, or an educational facility; or
    (B) from an individual practitioner.
    (3) Remove the child from the child's home and place the child in another home or shelter care facility. Placement under this subdivision includes authorization to control and discipline the child.
    (4) Award wardship to a person or shelter care facility. Wardship under this subdivision does not include the right to consent to the child's adoption.
    (5) Partially or completely emancipate the child under section 6 of this chapter.
    (6) Order:
    (A) the child; or
    (B) the child's parent, guardian, or custodian;
    to receive family services.
    (7) Order a person who is a party to refrain from direct or indirect contact with the child.

    IC 31-34-20-6
    Emancipation of child; findings; terms

    Sec. 6. (a) The juvenile court may emancipate a child under section 1(5) of this chapter if the court finds that the child:
    (1) wishes to be free from parental control and protection and no longer needs that control and protection;
    (2) has sufficient money for the child's own support;
    (3) understands the consequences of being free from parental control and protection; and
    (4) has an acceptable plan for independent living.
    (b) If the juvenile court partially or completely emancipates the child, the court shall specify the terms of the emancipation, which may include the following:
    (1) Suspension of the parent's or guardian's duty to support the child. In this case the judgment of emancipation supersedes the support order of a court.
    (2) Suspension of the following:
    (A) The parent's or guardian's right to the control or custody of the child.
    These statutes also include emancipation provisions:
    Quote Quoting Indiana Statutes
    IC 31-37-19-1
    Entry of dispositional decrees

    Sec. 1. Subject to section 6.5 of this chapter, if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-2, the juvenile court may enter one (1) or more of the following dispositional decrees:
    (1) Order supervision of the child by the probation department or the county office of family and children.
    (2) Order the child to receive outpatient treatment:
    (A) at a social service agency or a psychological, a psychiatric, a medical, or an educational facility; or
    (B) from an individual practitioner.
    (3) Remove the child from the child's home and place the child in another home or shelter care facility. Placement under this subdivision includes authorization to control and discipline the child.
    (4) Award wardship to a person or shelter care facility. Wardship under this subdivision does not include the right to consent to the child's adoption.
    (5) Partially or completely emancipate the child under section 27 of this chapter.
    (6) Order:
    (A) the child; or
    (B) the child's parent, guardian, or custodian;
    to receive family services.
    (7) Order a person who is a party to refrain from direct or indirect contact with the child.

    IC 31-37-19-27
    Emancipation of child

    Sec. 27. (a) The juvenile court may emancipate a child under section 1(5) or 5(b)(5) of this chapter if the court finds that the child:
    (1) wishes to be free from parental control and protection and no longer needs that control and protection;
    (2) has sufficient money for the child's own support;
    (3) understands the consequences of being free from parental control and protection; and
    (4) has an acceptable plan for independent living.
    (b) Whenever the juvenile court partially or completely emancipates the child, the court shall specify the terms of the emancipation, which may include the following:
    (1) Suspension of the parent's or guardian's duty to support the

    child. In this case the judgment of emancipation supersedes the support order of a court.
    (2) Suspension of:
    (A) the parent's or guardian's right to the control or custody of the child; and
    (B) the parent's right to the child's earnings.
    (3) Empowering the child to consent to marriage.
    (4) Empowering the child to consent to military enlistment.
    (5) Empowering the child to consent to:
    (A) medical;
    (B) psychological;
    (C) psychiatric;
    (D) educational; or
    (E) social;
    services.
    (6) Empowering the child to contract.
    (7) Empowering the child to own property.
    (c) An emancipated child remains subject to:
    (1) IC 20-8.1-3 concerning compulsory school attendance; and
    (2) the continuing jurisdiction of the court.

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