An emancipated minor is a minor that is freed from parental control, according to the Ohio Bar Association. The Ohio School Board website notes there are no official emancipation court proceedings, but instead emancipation is a common law doctrine. Minors usually cannot be emancipated before they become adults at age 18, but in the state of Ohio there are some exceptions that can lead to a minor's early emancipation.
Getting married is one way to become an emancipated minor in Ohio. This applies to females only, as males must be 18 to get married; females, however, can marry at the age of 16 with parental consent, according to Ohio Legal Services. According to Ohio School Boards, married students' spouses become the responsible parties; therefore, the married child is then emancipated from her parents.
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Join the military, and in Ohio you are considered emancipated from your parents. An individual can join the military at age 17, but he usually has to be a high school graduate or have earned an equivalent diploma. According to the Ohio State Bar Association, joining the military service before the age of 18 is considered emancipation.
Receive written and/or oral consent from a parent and you are emancipated in Ohio, according to the Ohio School Boards. The Ohio School Boards website also notes that emancipation can occur by inference, as well, if a parent allows a child to move out and support herself.