Are you automatically emancipated at 18?
You are already emancipated. As soon as you turn 18, you are an adult (which is what emancipation is). What you are referring to is being declared independent so that your parent's income is not considered. Unfortunately, that is not a family law issue.
Is an 18 year old in high school a minor?
18 years of age except an unmarried child who has attained the age of 18 years, is a full-time high school student, and who is not self-supporting, is considered a minor until the time the child completes the 12th grade or attains the age of 19 years, whichever occurs first.
How does an 18 year old become emancipated?
There are three ways a child can become emancipated: get married. join the military, or. go to court and have the judge declare you emancipated ("judicial declaration").
Are you emancipated after graduating high school?
Emancipation means that the child is no longer considered a minor. In some states this obligation will continue until the child has graduated from high school or age 19. When the child reaches the age of majority, a court order might be required to terminate child support obligation.