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    I am turning 17 soon and me and my parents are having issues at home.
    It is getting to the point where I feel uncomfortable at home and think it is best that I am not under their legal consent.
    It all started when I admitted to them I was Bisexual and even though I haven't done anything wrong besides tell them, I have not been able to do things I was able to do in the past, before I told them I was bi and I am being treated differently becasue of it. I have two younger siblings and I do not know if they know I'm Bisexual or not because my parents think it's wrong but it is obvious that I am receiving differnt treatment.
    Does anyone know if I would stand a chance in getting my disabilities as a minor removed. I have a job, currently a jounior in high school, and plan to attend college. I make strait A's and if I have to give up some sports and other extracurricular activities to make the money I need, I will. So if someone could please help I'd very much appreciate it. Thanks!!!!

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    Quoting Texas Emancipation Law -

    Sec. 31.001. REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) A minor may petition to have the disabilities of minority removed for limited or general purposes if the minor is:
    (1) a resident of this state;

    (2) 17 years of age, or at least 16 years of age and living separate and apart from the minor's parents, managing conservator, or guardian; and

    (3) self-supporting and managing the minor's own financial affairs.
    (b) A minor may file suit under this chapter in the minor's own name. The minor need not be represented by next friend.


    Sec. 31.002. REQUISITES OF PETITION; VERIFICATION.

    (a) The petition for removal of disabilities of minority must state:
    (1) the name, age, and place of residence of the petitioner;

    (2) the name and place of residence of each living parent;

    (3) the name and place of residence of the guardian of the person and the guardian of the estate, if any;

    (4) the name and place of residence of the managing conservator, if any;

    (5) the reasons why removal would be in the best interest of the minor; and

    (6) the purposes for which removal is requested.
    (b) A parent of the petitioner must verify the petition, except that if a managing conservator or guardian of the person has been appointed, the petition must be verified by that person. If the person who is to verify the petition is unavailable or that person's whereabouts are unknown, the guardian ad litem shall verify the petition.


    Sec. 31.003. VENUE.

    The petitioner shall file the petition in the county in which the petitioner resides.


    Sec. 31.004. GUARDIAN AD LITEM.

    The court shall appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the interest of the petitioner at the hearing.


    Sec. 31.005. ORDER.

    The court by order, or the Texas Supreme Court by rule or order, may remove the disabilities of minority of a minor, including any restriction imposed by Chapter 32, if the court or the Texas Supreme Court finds the removal to be in the best interest of the petitioner. The order or rule must state the limited or general purposes for which disabilities are removed.


    Sec. 31.006. EFFECT OF GENERAL REMOVAL.

    Except for specific constitutional and statutory age requirements, a minor whose disabilities are removed for general purposes has the capacity of an adult, including the capacity to contract. Except as provided by federal law, all educational rights accorded to the parent of a student, including the right to make education decisions under Section 151.003(a)(10), transfer to the minor whose disabilities are removed for general purposes.


    Sec. 31.007. REGISTRATION OF ORDER OF ANOTHER STATE OR NATION.

    (a) A nonresident minor who has had the disabilities of minority removed in the state of the minor's residence may file a certified copy of the order removing disabilities in the deed records of any county in this state.

    (b) When a certified copy of the order of a court of another state or nation is filed, the minor has the capacity of an adult, except as provided by Section 31.006 and by the terms of the order.
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    Can you earn enough in the off-school hours to pay ALL your own support?
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missjackson14 View Post
    I am turning 17 soon and me and my parents are having issues at home.
    It is getting to the point where I feel uncomfortable at home and think it is best that I am not under their legal consent.
    It all started when I admitted to them I was Bisexual and even though I haven't done anything wrong besides tell them, I have not been able to do things I was able to do in the past, before I told them I was bi and I am being treated differently becasue of it. I have two younger siblings and I do not know if they know I'm Bisexual or not because my parents think it's wrong but it is obvious that I am receiving differnt treatment.
    Does anyone know if I would stand a chance in getting my disabilities as a minor removed. I have a job, currently a jounior in high school, and plan to attend college. I make strait A's and if I have to give up some sports and other extracurricular activities to make the money I need, I will. So if someone could please help I'd very much appreciate it. Thanks!!!!
    From your atrocious spelling punctuation, and grammar usage, I doubt your story. There is no way you are a "strait A's" student, or even know how to use a spell check. I do not buy this.

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    Teen emancipation is not about escaping an unhappy home life. This is common misunderstanding. It for teens for find themselves in a position of being self supporting through no fault of their own. It is for thsoe who need it not want it. the ratio for successful Teen emancipations nationally is less than 1%. Here is an article on Teen emancipation that might help http://www.parentnook.com/teen-emancipation/

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    How soon is "soon"?
    I don't believe what I write, and neither should you. Information furnished to you is for debate purposes only, be sure to verify with your own research.
    Keep in mind that the information provided may not be worth any more than either a politician's promise or what you paid for it (nothing).
    I also may not have been either sane or sober when I wrote it down.
    Don't worry, be happy.

    http://www.rcfp.org/taping/index.html is a good resource!

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