I know that to be emancipated you must be at least 16, be able to prove that you can support yourself, live away from your parents, and have medical/financial coverage.
I am one month shy of turning 17. I do not have a job at the moment. I live with my parents. My medical coverage is through my parents.
I am really wanting to become emancipated; my mom would like that too. There's just too much conflict going on here at home, and certain instances happened on Sunday that caused me to freak out, run to my neighbors, and get help from the cops. Long story short, the officer told me that I could be emancipated if I chose to, though that'd be the worst thing I could possibly do.
I've told my mom my decision; this has been coming for a few years anyway. I'm not an out of control teenager. I'm responsible, I'm fairly level-headed, I can handle a lot things others can't, and when people meet me they think that I'm at least 18 or older because of my maturity.
I've tried finding things on the Internet here to find out where I can become emancipated. I know it has to be in a court- duh haha- but I can't seem to find out where exactly. Would anyone be able to help me with that? I live in Texas, 77095, Harris County.
Also, I need to know if I am able to use the same medical plan my family uses, and just have my own account on it instead of a joint one. I want to know what types of medical plans/covereages are affordable and reliable, and same with financial plans/coverages as well. Would anyone be able to help me with this?
Do you need to prove that you have your own transportation? Do I need to buy my own car?
My final question is this: if/when I am emancipated, am I allowed to live with a friend? She's got an extra bedroom I can live in. I know apartments aren't exactly cheap, and I'll be a Senior in highschool this year.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and answer this.