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    Question Legal Adult or Not

    Ok so 4 months ago i had a daughter. I liove in tennessee. My parents aren't exactly my favorite people.....and i have my reasons for that which i don't really feel the need to display online, but i was wondering if in Tennessee if you were considered an adult after having a live birth or not. because i was talking with a police officer the other dat && he said he wasn't sure but he did say if not i could contest my parents in court over the situation...so

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    Default Re: Legal Adult or Not

    You are allowed to make independent medical decisions relating to your pregnancy, childbirth and child.

    You are not otherwise a legal adult.

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    Question Re: Legal Adult or Not

    so in other words i would have to contest them. If they didn't sign the paper work. Would i have to have a lawyer to do so? Also, how many hours would i be able to work as of now, I'm fifteen, i know it wouldn't be much

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    Default Re: Legal Adult or Not

    Tennessee does not have an emancipation statute, and I'm not sure what other options might be available to you. Consider discussing your situation with a guidance counselor at school.

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