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I am sorry to say that the Alabama emancipation laws apply to a minor who is 18 as the age of majority in Alabama is 19. Since you are still 16, the emancipation laws would not apply. If you have another adult relative, he/she can apply for non-parental custody. If you can continue to support yourself, you may be able to move to another State which does allow emancipation at 16. Also getting married may be an option for emancipation.Below is a brief summary of the law:ALABAMA: In Alabama, the age of majority is nineteen. The Alabama code describing the emancipation procedure is designed to expand the rights of minors over the age of 18 but under the age of majority. Parents can file an emancipation petition with the court or the minor seeking emancipation can file the petition if that minor has no parents or if a living parent is insane or has abandoned the minor. The court will then decide if a decree of emancipation is in the "interest of such minor.
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Yes, you are correct as I had not checked the AL law on that issue. I was suggesting that it "may" be possible. I just checked and also did not find any other state that would allow it without parental consent.
Sorry, nothing other that what I have already stated. I know this is not the answer you wanted to hear, but I am assuming that you are wanting a professional and honest answer.
You are welcome. Look on the bright side, your tough upbringing appears to have made you a very intelligent person at a very young age. I think you will go far in life. Hang in there my friend...