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My 16 year old is fighting for emancipation update

Anonymous
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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. 

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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LectioDivina
by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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Why does he want to take such drastic steps?

laranadtony
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

I know if you are in alabama, he has to be 18 to be emancipated.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM

He feels ready to be on his own. He wants his own place and his own rules. He feels he is ready to be an adult 

Quoting LectioDivina:

Why does he want to take such drastic steps?



Mommy2b2many
by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Why does he want to be emancipated? Does he not like your rules?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Why doesn't he like living with you?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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18 is the legal age to do everything but gamble and smoke. It's called becoming an adult.
Quoting laranadtony:

I know if you are in alabama, he has to be 18 to be emancipated.


laranadtony
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

18 is the legal age to do everything but gamble and smoke. It's called becoming an adult.
Quoting laranadtony:

I know if you are in alabama, he has to be 18 to be emancipated.


Nope, in alabama. age of majority is 19.

Don't sweat the petty things;Don't pet the sweaty things!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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He feels he is ready to be an adult. He doesn't like all my rules but I do not think my rules are that bad. He is allowed to do age appropriate things. I barely tell him that he can not do something. He just thinks he is ready to be his own boss for everything. 

Quoting Mommy2b2many:

Why does he want to be emancipated? Does he not like your rules?



purpleducky
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Do you treat him like an adult?

Quoting Anonymous:

He feels ready to be on his own. He wants his own place and his own rules. He feels he is ready to be an adult 

Quoting LectioDivina:

Why does he want to take such drastic steps?




Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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The smartest thing he could do is live with you throughout college and bank the money he earns. Then, instead of paying rent in his 20s, he'll have a large down payment to buy a house.


Quoting Anonymous:

He feels ready to be on his own. He wants his own place and his own rules. He feels he is ready to be an adult 


Quoting LectioDivina:

Why does he want to take such drastic steps?





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