Granite Bay
Emancipation Lawyer

Granite Bay’s Family Law Firm For Emancipation

Our Popular Practice Areas:

Minors
Adoption
Guardianship
Emancipation

How An Emancipation Attorney Can Help

Until a child reaches 18 years of age, a parent is legally responsible for the support, well-being, and most decisions on behalf of his or her minor child. A parent is also legally responsible to third parties for any conduct or harm that his or her minor child may cause. Emancipation is a legal way for a child to be free from his or her parents prior to 18 years of age. Once a child is emancipated, he or she can make decisions, without their parents’ permission, like, obtaining medical care, applying for a work permit, enrolling in school or college, and living where they so choose. Additionally, emancipation releases a parent of the responsibility of a minor child’s actions or harm committed to a third party.

A California Emancipacion Lawyer You Can Trust

Whether you are pursuing emancipation from your parents or have a child who is pursing emancipation, the team at McCunn Law can help. For more information about our legal services related to emancipation, contact our office online or call 916-250- 3840 to speak with a member of our team today.

Call (916) 773-6100

How can a minor become emancipated?

There are several ways for a child to become emancipated. Marriage provides one avenue, but the minor child needs permission from his or her parents in addition to the court’s. Joining the armed forces is another way, but still, the minor child needs permission from his or her parents and the armed forces must accept the minor child. Obtaining a declaration of emancipation from a judge is another way.

Becoming emancipated is difficult and the criteria for determining whether emancipation is in the best interest of the child varies from state to state. Emancipation is often only granted to children in their late teens, although 14 years old is the minimum age to declare. The child must be able to convince a court that being independent of a parent or guardian is the best option. The child must prove that he or she can care for herself, financially and emotionally. That includes showing that the child can provide for all housing, living expenses, and can meet educational and miscellaneous responsibilities.

Is emancipation permanent?

Emancipation is usually permanent. However, the court can cancel the emancipation if the minor requesting emancipation either lied to the court or is no longer able to support himself or herself.

Why Choose McCunn Law

Our methods for handling emancipation and family law issues are unique. We offer legal assistance for a range of family law cases, including:

Mr. McCunn specializes in a holistic, project management approach which empowers you to make your own decisions throughout the process. He has a reputation as a peacemaker and his honest and pragmatic attitude towards divorce and other family law issues ensures you only pay for the services you need during your case.

“McCunn Law is a high-quality and highly knowledgeable legal team. I went into a consultation regarding child custody and was extremely happy with the plan and ultimately the results of my case. They create a plan with the client’s needs and wants in mind. Drummond is also great working with regarding what kind of budget a client would be able to afford. If I have any more legal needs in the future this is the office I will use every time.”

Megan P.

“McCunn Law is a high-quality and highly knowledgeable legal team. I went into a consultation regarding child custody and was extremely happy with the plan and ultimately the results of my case. They create a plan with the client’s needs and wants in mind. Drummond is also great working with regarding what kind of budget a client would be able to afford. If I have any more legal needs in the future this is the office I will use every time.”

Megan P.

“McCunn Law is a high-quality and highly knowledgeable legal team. I went into a consultation regarding child custody and was extremely happy with the plan and ultimately the results of my case. They create a plan with the client’s needs and wants in mind. Drummond is also great working with regarding what kind of budget a client would be able to afford. If I have any more legal needs in the future this is the office I will use every time.”

Megan P.