The circumstances under which a 17-year-old may be able to become emancipated from his or her parents are extremely limited. If you as a parent want to see your son emancipated, the court will require you prove that emancipation is in the best interests of both you and your child. Providing that your son is able to financially support himself, he has suitable living arrangements in place, there is clear evidence to support the fact that he is mature enough to make good decisions and handle his own finances, and he has shown that he is able to function as a responsible adult, the court may be willing to consider emancipation.
Each case is different however, so it is important that you discuss your particular situation with a family lawyer proficient at handling these types of cases. Over the past two decades Richard A. Heller, P.A. has helped countless individuals and families resolve even the most difficult of family law issues. Our lawyers have more than 45 years combined experience practicing law and the founding attorney at our firm has a BV Distinguished® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. We take pride in the quality of our work and we are committed to being the strong advocate our clients need during this type of difficult situation.
Making the decision to file for emancipation on behalf of your child it not an easy one to make. There are many factors you must take into consideration. Discussing the matter with your child is the first step we recommend, followed shortly by obtaining legal counsel before you move forward with your request for emancipation. An Orlando family lawyer from our firm will be able to advise you of your rights and help you improve your chances of being able to have your son legally emancipated. Contact our firm now to find out more about what we can do for you and your family.