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    Exclamation Who Has Custody Of A Married Minor - Spouse or Parents?

    Im 16 and married to the father of my baby, which he is 19. Both of my parents signed for me to get married at the court house on 8-07-06. An attorney told my case worker that there is a new law; that in tennessee your parents still have custody of you until you are 18, even if you are married. How is that??? I don't understand that because, i thought when they signed for me to get married they were signing their custody over....I have even lived with my husband and his family for a year. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TENNESSEE!!!

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    Default Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!Married minor in tennessee, who has custody spouse or parents???

    HERE IS WHAT I FOUND-I WAS MARRIED AT 16 AND I WAS CONSIDERED EMANCIPATED.


    Emancipation of Children

    What is emancipation?


    When a child is emancipated, the child's parents have no further duty to support the child. In addition, parents have no right to control an emancipated child's behavior or make certain decisions for the child.



    (2) Marriage. In most cases, a minor child is emancipated when he or she gets married.


    * Note: An unmarried minor child who becomes pregnant or has a child is not emancipated.


    (3) Armed Forces. In most cases, a minor child is emancipated when he or she joins the armed forces.


    (4) Self-emancipation. A minor child may be declared self-emancipated by a court if the child has left the parents' home and become self-sufficient. A child is never automatically self-emancipated. A child must obtain a court order before he or she is self-emancipated.

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    Default Re: Who Has Custody Of A Married Minor - Spouse or Parents?

    Ask the lawyer to specify the statute to which he is referring, so we can look it up.

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    I ALSO JUST FOUND THE FOLLOWING FROM A TENNESSEE COURT CASE
    The marriage of a minor child, either with or without the consent of the parents, fully emancipates the child from parental authority and from the duty of support and deprives the parent of the right to the child's earnings, even though the child may later be divorced while still a minor

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    Default Re: Who Has Custody Of A Married Minor - Spouse or Parents?

    PROPERTY WOE, she is stating that an attorney told her social worker it was a new law. (I did not find anything that was recently passed pertaining to this.)

    I agree with Mr. Knowitall, she should ask the social worker who the attorney was and ask him/her.

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    Default Re: Who Has Custody Of A Married Minor - Spouse or Parents?

    Fee
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    something is going on here
    OP has already asked this same question and received a link to the legal opinion of the TN AG http://66.218.69.11/search/cache?p=t...icp=1&.intl=us
    and then comes here to ask again.
    http://forum.freeadvice.com/showthread.php?t=333321

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    Default Re: Who Has Custody Of A Married Minor - Spouse or Parents?

    However, that is dated September 16, 2002.

    I'm not stating a new law was passed, as I didn't see any of the laws pertaining to this repealed. I also didn't find anything new.


    I'd be curious as to what she finds out from the attorney.

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    Default Re: Who Has Custody Of A Married Minor - Spouse or Parents?

    Quote Quoting Happy Trails
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    However, that is dated September 16, 2002.

    I'm not stating a new law was passed, as I didn't see any of the laws pertaining to this repealed. I also didn't find anything new.


    I'd be curious as to what she finds out from the attorney.
    There isn't anything new.

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    Default Re: Who Has Custody Of A Married Minor - Spouse or Parents?

    Quote Quoting rmet4nzkx
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    Fee
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    something is going on here
    OP has already asked this same question and received a link to the legal opinion of the TN AG http://66.218.69.11/search/cache?p=t...icp=1&.intl=us
    and then comes here to ask again.
    http://forum.freeadvice.com/showthread.php?t=333321

    I KNOW!!!!! but that was back in 2002.....there is supposed to be some kind of new law!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Who Has Custody Of A Married Minor - Spouse or Parents?

    Quote Quoting biancaluvzjosh
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    I KNOW!!!!! but that was back in 2002.....there is supposed to be some kind of new law!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Then find out from that attorney what that is, because so far no one can find it.

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