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Maybe. The answer depends on the law of the State where you are living and the facts of your personal situation. Unless your State has a specific law on this issue, the answer will probably depend on whether your parents continue to provide you with financial support after you enlist. For instance, a*****found that a minor was NOT emancipated because of parental support, even after enlisting. Bradford v. Futrell, 225 MD 512 (1961). I know of no case law on point in Illinois that would hold otherwise but you technically could be emancipated if you did enlist. I would go ahead and go through with an official emancipation to cover your bases and go through the court. Here is the Illinois statute: http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2094&ChapterID=59
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