I wasn't sure if this is considered "civil rights" or not, but here goes. I am 16, living in the state of Oklahoma and have been considering emancipation for a while. My mom refuses to work and takes all of my money to spend on herself, and my dad does nothing about it. My parents both constantly accuse me of "driving them to divorce." I am not a problem child, I am a strait A student and after my mom quit the job she had, all she does is go shopping with MY MONEY. She made me get a job and takes every paycheck and my dad doesn't and won't do anything about it because "he doesn't want to hear it." I know emancipation is a good way to get a head-start on life and it's that extra step to becoming an adult. My parents both make me pay "rent" (about $300 a month plus $200 for insurance, phone bill.) and I understand the $200. It's reasonable, but isn't it illegal to make your child pay rent? At least before they're 18? I just have a lot if questions that need answered. Someone please help!