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Under Texas law, while you are not free to do as you wish until you reach age 18, you may apply for Emancipation to the court and ask permission to be relieved of your disabilities and to live on your own. The law holds as follows:
(a) A minor may petition to have the disabilities of minority removed for limited or general purposes if the minor is:
(1) a resident of this state;
(2) 17 years of age, or at least 16 years of age and living separate and apart from the minor’s parents, managing conservator, or guardian; and
(3) self-supporting and managing the minor’s own financial affairs.
(b) A minor may file suit under this chapter in the minor’s own name. The minor need not be represented by next friend. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, § 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
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