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I'm 16 i want to be emancipated because my father whom i am currently living with is emotionally abusive and makes me feel worthless. I can support myself and i want to be my own person. Where do i begin? What steps do take? Also what do i tell the judge?
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Family Lawyer: Bruce Schreiber, Family Law Attorney replied 3 months ago

In Pennsylvania, to be emancipated by a court you must show a judge that you are in the position to live on your own and support yourself. Some things that would tend to show that you can live on your own and support yourself include: --living apart from your parents, - being able to financially support yourself, and --being able to make smart, mature and responsible decisions about your own care and well-being. It is important to note that a court will use things that have already occurred as the basis for its emancipation order. A minor who wishes to be emancipated must demonstrate to the court that he or she already possesses these criteria; not that he or she aspires to them. These are difficult things for any youth to show, especially if they are in school full time. If you feel you have demonstrated these qualities and are eligible to become emancipated, in general you can go to your county’s juvenile or family court to begin the process.

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