Emancipation of minors - laws

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Laws of the Fifty States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico Governing the Emancipation of Minors


This page links to the laws of the states dealing with the "emancipation" of minors, that is, the provisions dealing with when and on what conditions children are released from parental authority and become "adults" for important legal purposes..

Related LII materials include:

State and Link to StatuteEmancipationTermination of Parental RightsAge of MajorityOther
AlabamaTitle 26, Chapter 13Title 26, Chapter 18-719 (Title 26, Chapter 1-1)-
Alaska-Title 47, Chapter 10, Section 8818 (Title 25, Chapter 20, Section 10)-
Arizona-Title 8, Chapter 5, Article 218 (Title 8, Chapter 2, Article 1)-
Arkansas-Title 9, Subtitle 3, Chapter 27-34118 (Title 9, Subtitle 3, Chapter 25-101)-
CaliforniaFamily Code Sections 7000-7002Family Code, Division 12, Part 418 (Family Code Appendix, Division 1, Part1, 25.1)Kids and the Law
ColoradoTitle 19, Article 1Title 19, Article 5-10518 (Title 19, Article 1-103)-
ConnecticutTitle 46b-150Title 45, Chapter 778, Part 118 (Title 1, Chapter 1-1d)-
Delaware--18 (Title 1, Chapter 701)-
District of Columbia-Title 16, Chapter 23, Subchapter 318 (Title 30, Chapter 4)-
FloridaTitle XLIII, Chapter 743Title V, Chapter 39, Part 918 (Title I, Chapter 1)-
Georgia-Title 15, Chapter 11, Article 218 (Title 39, Chapter 1, Article 1)-
HawaiiChapter 577-25Division 3, Title 31, Chapter 571, Part VI--
Idaho-Title 16, Chapter 16-161518 (Title 32, Chapter 1)-
IllinoisChapter 750, ILCS 30Chapter 20, Act 505/35.218 (Chapter 750, ILCS 30)-
Indiana-Title 31, Article 35--
Iowa-Title 6, Subtitle 5, Chapter 232, Division 418 (Title 6, Subtitle 5, Chapter 232.2)-
KansasChapter 38, Article 1-08-18 (Chapter 38, Article 1-01)-

Kentucky

-Title LI, Chapter 62518 (Title 1, Chapter 2.015)-
LouisianaCivil Code, Book I, Title 8, Chapter 2---
Maine-Title 22, Subtitle 3, Part 3. Chapter 1071, Subchapter VI--
Maryland (Family Law)--18 (Article- Rules of Interpretation, Section 24)-
MassachusettsChapter 201, Section 5-18 (Part 1, Title 1, Chapter 4, Section 7-51)-
MichiganChapter 722.4-18 (Chapter 722.4)Calhoun County Courts- Summary of Statute
Minnesota-Chapter 260-221 thru 260-241--
Mississippi-93-15-103, 93-15-105, 93-15-107, 93-15-10921-
Missouri-Sections 211-442 thru 211-48718 (Section 211.44)-
MontanaTitle 41, Chapter 3, Part 4-18 (Title 41, Chapter 1)-
Nebraska-Chapter 43-291 thru 43-29419 (Chapter 43-2101)-
NevadaTitle 11, Chapter 129Title 11, Chapter 12818 (Title 11, Chapter 129)-
New HampshireTitle 1, Chapter 21-B:2Title 12, Chapter 170C18 (Title 1, Chapter 21B)-
New Jersey-Title 9:2-18--
New MexicoChapter 32A, Article 21Chapter 32A, Article 4-2818 (Chapter 32A, Article 1-4)-
New York-Family Court (Chapter 686), Article 6-Chautauqua County Youth Services
North CarolinaChapter 7B, Subchapter 4, Article 35.-18 [Chapter 7B, Subchapter 1 , Article 1, Definitions(14]-
North Dakota-Title 27, Chapter 27-20--
Ohio-Title 31, Chapter 3103.03 (D)--
Oklahoma-10-7006-1.118 (43-551-102)

Proceedings to Confer Rights of Majority-

Title 10, Chapter 4
OregonChapter 419B-18 (Chapter 109.510 thru 109.520)-
Pennsylvania-Title 20, Chapter 7, Rule 15.4--
Rhode Island Title 14, Chapter 1-59.1Title 7, Chapter 7-718 (Title 15, Chapter 12)-
South Carolina-Title 20, Chapter 7, Article 11, Subarticle 318 (Title 20, Chapter 7, Article 1)-
South DakotaTitle 25, Chapter 5 (25-5-18 thru 25-5-27)Title 25, Chapter 25-5A18 (Title 25, Chapter 25-5-25)-
Tennessee-Title 36, Chapter 1-11318 (Title 37, Chapter 1 -102)-
Texas-Family Code, Title 5, Subtitle B, Chapter 16118 (Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Title 5, Chapter 129)-
Utah-Title 78, Part I, Chapter 3a--
VermontTitle 12, Part 10, Chapter 217-18 (Title 15, Article 3, Part 5)-
VirginiaTitle 16.1, Chapter 11, Article 15Title 16.1, Chapter 11, 16.1-28318 (Title 1, Chapter 2, 1-13.42)-
WashingtonRCW 13.64RCW 13.3418 (RCW 26.28)-
West VirginiaChapter 49, Article 7-27Chapter 49, Article 6-718 (Chapter 49, Article 1-2)-
Wisconsin-Chapter 48.41-48.4618 (Chapter 115.807)-
WyomingTitle 14, Chapter 1, Article 2-18 (Title 14, Chapter 1-101)-

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