How Does One Become Legally Emancipated?

Legal emancipation is the process of parents or legal guardians relinquishing their rights over a minor child before the time they reach the age of majority, which is 18 in New York. Once a child is emancipated, they are considered an adult, except they cannot vote until they turn 18 nor consume alcohol until they turn 21. The thought of being emancipated from one’s parents can seem appealing to many teenagers. The Read More