emancipated minor


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emancipated minor

(1) A child who is under the age of majority—18 or 21, depending on the jurisdiction—but who has taken advantage of state laws and obtained a court order to remove the disabilities of nonage and be declared a legal adult.As a result,such a child may enter into enforceable contracts and may,if not disallowed in the emancipation order,be allowed to sell real property. There is a difference of opinion among states about whether an emancipation order in one state will be given effect in another state.In other words,a child who has been emancipated in New York may or may not be allowed to enter into contracts or sell real property in another state.(2) A minor child may become emancipated from his or her parents when the child marries or enters the military service.The parents no longer have any rights or responsibilities concerning the child,but the child still may not enter enforceable contracts or sell real property until he or she has reached the legal age of majority or has obtained a court order removing the disabilities of nonage,as described earlier.

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The emancipated minor had a "guardian until the age of majority, appointed by the family council" in accordance with article 425 of the 1864 Civil Code.
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While the Court did affirm a state's authority to require notice for certain minors-those who are immature and unemancipated-it did not address the constitutionality of parental notification for mature and emancipated minors and for minors whose best interest would not be served by notification.