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I have a 16 1/2 year old granddaughter who wanted to be

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I have a 16 1/2 year old granddaughter who wanted to be emancipated and live with me. I am able to take care of her and provide for her. We live in Tn. Where do we start?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is***** will be happy to answer your question.
I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.

Is your 16 year old granddaughter able to support herself and live on her own without financial help / support from anyone?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No she is in high school. I will support her. Isn't she old enough now to decide if she wants to live with me ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She will not need government financial assistance
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your follow up.

Unfortunately, the only way a minor child can legally emancipate at the age of 16, if the minor child can fully support herself and afford her own housing and all other living expenses without any outside help from anyone or the child gets legally married with parental permission.

I am very sorry to provide you with this bad news, but please understand that I do have professional obligation to provide JustAnswer.com customers with correct answers, even when answer is not favorable to the customer.

I wish you the best of luck and God bless you!

Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.