My 16 year old son told me that he is going to get emancipated. He has a pretty descent job for someone his age (he works in a veterinary clinic as a receptionist). He has one year left of school and already has a few college credits.
Since he has enough money to support himself and get his own place he wants to get emancipated. The easiest thing for HIM is to have me and his father sign the papers but I do not know if that is the way to go. I have been looking up laws and even if we do not sign the papers he can take us to court and even if we petition it he will most likely win. He really is mature for his age and is doing great I just don't know if I am ready to let him go. If he has to go through the court and we petition I am scared he will resent us. I am just lost.
Sorry if this makes no sense I a kind of a wreck.
What would you do? Sign off for it or go through court and petition?
Update: After getting a second and third opinion from different attorneys my DH and I decided we would just sign off on the emancipation. We are going to go look at apartments first with our son and make sure he finds a place that we think is okay for him. Every attorney we talked to said my son would win the emancipation. He is making it harder on himself by moving out and we don't want to make it any harder by making him waste a lot of money on court fees. He told us that we could come over anytime without notice and that he would still come to family dinners and all that.