Hello, I am 17 years old and I will turn 18 in april 2014. I know that in order to be emancipated I need to live on my own and be able to financially support myself. I am currently looking for an apartment and I just finished working at a seasonal job as a farm manager for my dad's farm that he owns with his brothers. Due to the environment at home my parents and I both agree it would be better if I moved out. I already graduated high school this year. I am on probation for admitting to a misdemeanor but my probation officer said instead of ending my probation in may she will end it this year in december due to me excellent behavior and fulfilling all my requirements. I already have college credits and am going to college in fall 2014 because right now I just want to take a break from school. I want to ask How to I go about getting emancipated? What are the steps I need to take? Do I also have to separate my joint bank account with my dad? What if I have a college fund money that only I can use for only educational purposes will that disqualify me? One thing is for sure I cannot wait till I am eighteen. will the judge look into my two bank accounts to see my balance? Does it matter how much money I have?
p.s. The country is: united states of america not bahamas.
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