Can a 14 year old boy file for emancipation from his mother?

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can a 14 year old boy file for emancipation from his mother. his father died recently and the boy lives with his grandparents . She has filed to get his SSI and for welfare . She will not give it to the boy .
03/11/2017   |   Category: Minors ยป Emancipation...   |   State: Iowa   |   #33756

Answer:

You may not be able to file for emancipation in Iowa until you are 16 but your Grandparents could file for guardianship and/or custody.

232C.1  EMANCIPATION PETITION -- HEARING.
         1.  A minor who desires to become emancipated may file a petition for an order of emancipation in juvenile court if all of the
      following apply:
         a.  The minor is sixteen years of age or older.
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