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Emancipation of a Minor


Last updated on 05/28/2021 at 1:42 pm

What does “emancipation” mean?

Who can file for emancipation?

Are there forms available to file emancipation on my own?

Who decides if an emancipation should be granted?

How does a minor prove that the emancipation should be granted?

How does the judge decide if a minor is ready to be emancipated?

What rights does an emancipated minor have?

Are there rights that an emancipated minor does not have?

Where can I find West Virginia laws on emancipation?