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Discussion in 'Emancipation Law' started by Felisha, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Felisha

    Felisha Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Im 16 and im living with my boyfriend who is 20 i moved down here without my mothers permission because i didnt feel comfortable me and my mother have been going through things for a while amd it was way to much stress. I moved out got a job met him we got an apartment together. When i left i was still in school so they are looking for me but my mother and i want to get me emancipated.

    What do i need to do to get emancipated?

    Also my birthday is Dec 12 so ill be 17 in 4 months. Plz help!
     
  2. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    Are you working and paying 100% of your own expenses without the help of your boyfriend or anyone else?

    No?

    Then you don't get emancipated.

    BTW, it doesn't matter when you turn 17 since the age of majority in your state is 21.
     
  3. Felisha

    Felisha Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Actually yes i had a job and everything before i met him
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    In the State of Mississippi, the age of emancipation is twenty-one (21).

    There is no state statute providing for earlier emancipation.

    Emancipation of a specific minor is a subjective matter for the court based on all the facts and circumstances involved.

    Earlier emancipation may be determined by a judge if the child marries, joins the military, or in very limited circumstances, obtains other full time employment and establishes residency outside the custodial parent's home.

    Typically, when there is abuse in the household, neglect, a failure to provide parental duties of support, or other factors indicating the potential for harm to the child, a court may be more likely to find that emancipation is in the child's best interests.
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    How to Get Emancipated in Mississippi
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    Automatic Emancipation of Minors - FindLaw
     
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  5. Felisha

    Felisha Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Yeah read all that already thank you
     
  6. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    The person that you refer to as a"boyfriend" can get in BIG trouble over this, too!!!

    Under MS Sexual Assault Law, the following is prohibited:

    Can’t force someone to engage in sexual intercourse – use of gun, knife, threat, etc.

    Lustful touching; can’t touch a minor anywhere for lustful purposes. A minor is under age 16.

    Can’t use a computer to entice a minor across state lines for sex. A minor is under age 18.

    Can’t have sex with someone under 18 if you are in a position of authority.

    Can’t have sex with someone if you use drugs to control them.

    Can’t have sex with someone if you are more than 24 months older than the victim; victim is under age 14.

    Can’t have sex with someone if you are 36 months older than the victim; the victim is between ages 14 – 16.

    MS Penalty a second conviction of any of the following or a conviction of more than one of these is punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    Penalty range from 5 to 30 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,000 to $10,000 for the first offense.

    Eighteen (18) years of age or older can get life in prison.

    Sexual Assault under the influence has a penalty of life in prison.

    Statutory Rape sentencing range is 20 years to life for second or subsequent offense.

    Sexual Battery sentencing range is 20 years to life for second or subsequent offense.

    Exploitation of Child sentencing range is 20 years to life and $500K to $1M for second or subsequent offense.

    Fondling of a child, mentally defective or incapacitated person or physically helpless person – sentencing range is 20 years, with at least one-half to be served, for second or subsequent offense.
     
  7. mightymoose

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    Your boyfriend would be smart to disappear from your life before he ends up in jail.

    You say "they" are looking for you. Who are they? Parents? School? Police? Have you been reported missing?

    As above, emancipation isn't an option. Having run off from home doesn't help.

    The best thing you could do for yourself is return home, obey your parents, wait until you are 18, then do what you want.

    Right now you are setting up some dominos that will all fall in a row and make your life more difficult and possibly lands others in jail.
     
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    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    You can't.

    Also realize that since you left without your mother's permission she can come and get you anytime she wants. She can report you as a runaway and your adult boyfriend can be in trouble for allowing you to stay with him.

    Life is full of stress. You better learn to deal with it.
     
  9. leslie82

    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    So if you read all that why are you on here asking what to do? You already know you can't get emancipated.
     
  10. cbg

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    I didn't say, do you have a job. I said, do you have a job that pays you enough so that all by yourself, without any assistance, you can pay for rent, food, utilities, clothing, transportation, insurance, medical care, staples, school fees and supplies, and all the other incidentals of life while still going to school and getting better than average grades?

    I'm betting you don't.
     
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    What's wrong with your boyfriend that he needs a child for a girlfriend?
     
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    You are NOT going to be emancipated! You should also heed to warnings given you here before you alter your life forever.
     

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