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Emancipation In Denver Colorado

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  • hannah92190
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    ah. Will do, my mistake. Sorry about that.

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  • cbg
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    Hannah, please pay attention to the dates of the posts you are responding to. This one is almost two years old.

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  • hannah92190
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    Originally posted by MomofBoys View Post
    Our mortgage is well below what rent would be for a home the size of ours, and it takes almost half a month's pay!

    If I think back to my single days, I believe the cheapest I ever paid for rent (without living in a total dump) was around $500/month for a one bedroom, and my food expenses were anywhere between $150-200 a month. I couldn't afford cable, couldn't afford long distance on my phone, couldn't afford the air in summer, and had to keep the thermostat at about 66 degrees in the winter to be able to afford the heat. I would often forget about the few bucks it took each week to go to the laundromat, and ended up wearing dirty socks, my torn-up underpants and less-than-fashionable tapered leg jeans because I had no clean clothes. Once, after paying my bills, I had $7 left over until the next paycheck came two weeks later, and I hadn't gone to the grocery store yet. And sometimes I had to walk to work because I had no gas in the car, and payday was still a week away. Oh yeah, I only had a car because my Dad co-signed for me, AND he was nice enough to pay the insurance because every time it was due I had no money. And this was SEVERAL years ago, so prices of EVERTHING have gone up quite a bit.

    These are just a few of the things to consider when wanting to be emancipated.
    very nice way of summing up the real world. where are more people like you?

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  • OlderThanMyYears
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    Thanks, this is obviously a dead end conversation.
    Last edited by OlderThanMyYears; 01-12-2007, 09:29 AM.

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  • MomofBoys
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    Originally posted by OlderThanMyYears View Post
    you didnt state that so clearly before, my bad...
    Grown-ups also do not use the phrase "my bad."

    Honey, you are not ready to be on your own. Getting a job is great, but don't try so hard or be in such a hurry to grow up. Your money shouldn't be used to pay rent. It should be used to buy a prom dress. Or even, after a few years, a decent used car.

    Stay at your Grandma's house. Stay in school and work toward going to college. The real world will be knocking on your door soon enough.

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  • demartian
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    Your are right MomofBoys, that was rude of her to assume considering she has no idea what it costs to live.

    I did a quick apartment search and for $409, there are 300 sq foot apartments. (Of course, this is all just a conversation since emancipation is not an option and neither is living without a guardian.)

    So, let's do a quick check here...

    Apartment $409

    Utilities $100 minimum, we'll assume you can handle a 55 degree apartment in the winter and an 80 degree apartment in the summer.

    Food $150 minimum, That's $5 a day! I dare you to fit into that budget.

    Transportation: $60 a month, we'll assume there is some sort of cheap local bus service.

    Health insurance: $100 a month, we'll assume this job has good benefits or paying your own health bills would be so much more than this.

    I am up to $820 a month already with numbers that are far below what you will actually get on anything and I haven't even included sundries or anything else.

    And the whole "going to live with a friend" thing...

    The second the mom says: "I don't like (fill in this blank), please leave" then you are out on the street, which is why emancipation is not possible for people who don't have their own places.

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  • MomofBoys
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    Originally posted by OlderThanMyYears View Post
    Thanks for that, I know prices have gone up but so has the pay for most jobs, can I ask you what you were working as?
    If you are asking if I was working in a low paying job, the answer is no. I was working as a professional in a job field that required me to have a college degree... and I was still that poor. Every penny I earned had to pay some bill, and every time I saved just a little something, something else came up (my car needed repairs, my grandmother died and I had to buy a plane ticket home, I needed my wisdom teeth pulled and had only partial dental insurance, I got pregnant, etc).

    I know you think you are older than your years, but you are not. If you were, you would have known that that was a rude question to ask someone.

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  • mommyof4
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    read posts #2, #4, and #15.

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  • OlderThanMyYears
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    you didnt state that so clearly before, my bad...

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  • mommyof4
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    Originally posted by OlderThanMyYears View Post
    I dont intend to move till im 16, does that make a difference?
    No, it does not.

    Why are you having difficulty understanding that COLORADO HAS NO STATUTES FOR EMANCIPATION OF A MINOR?

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  • OlderThanMyYears
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    I dont intend to move till im 16, does that make a difference?

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  • mommyof4
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    Originally posted by OlderThanMyYears View Post
    Well im not going to be on my own until I get the courts consent as well. So once i do that it should be no problem, Am I understanding you correctly?
    And you missed the biggest point of all. You will not get the court's consent, because there is no emancipation in Colorado, unless you have moved out of your home and are FULLY and SOLELY supporting yourself (that means living ALONE, paying your own bills, medical expenses, utilities, insurance, etc. with no help from anyone...not even a roommate or a friend's mom that is letting you "rent" a room) and your parents petition the court to recognize you as having achieved implied emancipation to get out of any legal or financial responsibility for you due to you committing an unlawful act or needing money.

    Emancipation is not an option.

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  • mommyof4
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    Originally posted by OlderThanMyYears View Post
    And where my uncle lets me work, i make rougly $80 a day, odds are i wont be able to work there when i move out but the point is im not all that high maintenance , i can go off of 80 dollars a week for everything, So i assume i will be making more than that and it should (hopefully) make ends meet.
    I was talking to my friend and she said her mom might let me take a room there if i help with the rent and other bills, so that would probably be cheaper than an apartment.
    Trust me...you cannot live on $80/week.

    Your parents cannot legally "free" you. Even if everybody is in agreement that you are the most amazingly mature 15 year old to ever walk the earth, a 15 year old cannot live on her own with no adult supervision.

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  • OlderThanMyYears
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    Originally posted by demartian View Post
    They may be "willing" to free you, but I don't believe that it is legal to have you totally unsupervised until you are 18 or emancipated.

    Not sure about Colorado, but for instance, here in TN, you can't even go to many malls after 6pm without a guardian if you are under 18 years old. There is also a state-wide curfew and many other things that would bring CPS and others to the attention that you are not living with a proper guardian.
    Well im not going to be on my own until I get the courts consent as well. So once i do that it should be no problem, Am I understanding you correctly?

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  • demartian
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    Originally posted by OlderThanMyYears View Post
    Thanks for that, I know prices have gone up but so has the pay for most jobs, can I ask you what you were working as?

    And as for what im worried about 1. Its gonna be hard LOL.
    I really doubt social services will get involved because my parents are willing to "free" me so there will be no accusations ( not sure if i spelled that correctly) of abuse, thats what i was trying to say
    They may be "willing" to free you, but I don't believe that it is legal to have you totally unsupervised until you are 18 or emancipated.

    Not sure about Colorado, but for instance, here in TN, you can't even go to many malls after 6pm without a guardian if you are under 18 years old. There is also a state-wide curfew and many other things that would bring CPS and others to the attention that you are not living with a proper guardian.

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