My son is 17. He has been in and out of detention for the past 3 years. He has dropped out of school, refus...
06/05/2007 - Category:Minors - Emancipation of Minor - State: IN #6172
My son is 17. He has been in and out of detention for the past 3 years. He has dropped out of school, refused to live with me (he doesn't feel the need to follow rules), currently lives with his sister, sharing rent. He wants to be emancipated now. He'll be 18 in October. He has his own vehicle, job and a 9 month old son he helps support. I have no control over his behavior. and he follows no home rules. At this point, I would like to file voluntary termination of parental rights along with his emancipation. His mother wants nothing to do with him.
Termination of parental rights is generally only used in cases of giving up a child for adoption. Indiana Code Section 31-34-20-1 provides in part:If a child is a child in need of services, the juvenile court may enter one (1) or more of the following dispositional decrees: (5) Partially or completely emancipate the child under section 6 of this chapter. Indiana Code §31-34-20-6 provides in part: The juvenile court may emancipate a child if the court finds that the child: (1) wishes to be free from parental control and protection and no longer needs that control and protection; (2) has sufficient money for the child's own support; (3) understands the consequences of being free from parental control and protection; and (4) has an acceptable plan for independent living.
06/05/2007 - Category: Emancipation of Minor - State: IN #6172
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