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    Default Can I Get Emancipated if My Dad Dies Indiana

    My dad has really bad health and we are trying to figure what i will do. i turn 16 in January.I live in a small town in Indiana. My mom lives in Kentucky, and doesn't want to/can't take me in. I have 2 older sisters who have family's that could take me in but I want to graduate from my school, they live in Indiana but no where close to me... so could i get emancipated and live with some one else?

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    Default Re: Can I Get Emancipated if My Dad Dies Indiana

    so, you have a job and the means to take care of yourself financially?



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

    (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.
    that independent living is crucial. If the people you live with decide to boot you out, you have to be able to provide for yourself. If you can't, a court would be reluctant to allow emancipation.

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    Default Re: Can I Get Emancipated if My Dad Dies Indiana

    okay thank you. but what if i even have a back up home.

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    Default Re: Can I Get Emancipated if My Dad Dies Indiana

    Quote Quoting victoriaridge
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    okay thank you. but what if i even have a back up home.
    I really dislike playing the "even if" game.

    You can read the statute. If you can't support yourself fully, you can't be emancipated.

    Mom could grant guardianship to someone if they were to take you in, but emancipation is not an option.

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    Default Re: Can I Get Emancipated if My Dad Dies Indiana

    ok thanks i guess.

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