A bondman's change from the tyranny of another to the despotism of himself. He was a slave: at word he went and came; His iron collar cut him to the bone. Then Liberty erased his owner's name, Tightened the rivets and inscribed his own. G.J.
The act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence; also, the state of being thus set free; the act or process of emancipation, or the state thereby achieved; liberation; as, the emancipation of slaves; the emancipation of minors; the emancipation of a person from prejudices; the emancipation of the mind from superstition; the emancipation of a nation from tyranny or subjection.
A legal process for freeing a minor from all or part of the restrictions of childhood, including the presumption of legal incompetency.
Freeing someone from restraint or bondage.
Act or procedure of freeing a person from patria potestas (q.v.).
The age, typically 18 or 21, at which a minor legally becomes an adult. Emancipation can also occur if a minor marries or enters the armed forces (See child support law summary for your state)
When the court declares that a youth legally is an adult prior to age 18. A youth who is emancipated from foster care is no longer a ward of the court (or in foster care), and is likely to lose eligibility for other services including independent living and tuition vouchers.
Emancipation today refers to the point at which a child is free from parental control. This can occur in several different circumstances: parents may choose to voluntarily surrender their rights to the care, custody and earnings of their minor child and cease to perform their parental duties; they may imply consent by allowing a minor child to leave her parents' home and become entirely self-supporting; a minor child becomes emancipated upon marriage or entering the military. The term was also used when slavery was legal to describe the condition of a former slave who had bought or been given freedom from his or her master. When Abraham Lincoln outlawed slavery he did so in a law called the "Emancipation Proclamation".
This term is primarily used to refer to the release of a minor child from the control and supervision of his or her parents. In Kentucky, a child reaches the age of majority or is emancipated at age 18 or age 19 if still in high school. A child also becomes emancipated by marrying, becoming self supporting, or joining the armed forces.
An act by which a parent relinquishes their right to custody and are relieved of their duty to support the child. Emancipation can occur when a child marries, is inducted into military service, by court order, or based upon the best interests of the child when the child reaches the appropriate age. Barring emancipation, a child in Minnesota is considered to be a minor until he or she reaches the age of 18 and graduates from high school, whichever is later. However, if a child attains the age of 20 and is not graduated from high school they are no longer a minor under our law.
When children age out of the Child Welfare System. This is usually at age 18 or when they finish high school which ever is later. In some cases youth younger than 18 are emancipated (emancipated minors) but this has many requirements. When children are emancipated they are no longer wards of the court and social services no longer has to provide for them.
The release of a youth from the legal authority and control of his/her parents and the corresponding release of the parents from their obligation to the youth.
Refers to the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, which freed all slaves in states that had seceded from the Union.
For child support purposes, this represents the point in time when the parents of a child are no longer legally responsible to financially support the child. In Tennessee, a minor child emancipates at age 18 or graduation from high school whichever is later or the class graduates when the child turns 18, drops out of school after turning 18, marries, dies, enters military service or upon court order. Each state has different laws
The act by which one attains adulthood. Emancipation may occur when a child reaches the age of majority, marries, enters military service, or by court order.
Proclamation -- An order issued during the Civil War by President Lincoln ending slavery in the Confederate states.
A action by the court that grants independence to a minor prior to reaching the age of majority (18). The juvenile must meet all requirements before emancipation may be granted. These include the proof that the juvenile has been or can support themselves by legal means and that the juvenile desires emancipation.
freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
a legal procedure that frees children from the custody and control of their parents or guardians before they reach the age of majority
When a child no longer is legally under the control or supervision of his or her parents, and the parents bear no legal responsibility for financial support.
The freeing of slaves from slavery.
The time when parents are no longer legally or financially responsible for their children. It can be when the child reaches a certain age, or it can depend on certain other circumstances, such as when the child joins the armed forces or gets married.
Generally the age at which a parent is no longer responsible for the care and custody of a child, usually because the child has attained the age of majority. There is no fixed age upon emancipation occurs, it does not automatically occur at age of majority.
Freeing an individual or members o a social group from the control of another or others. For example, a minor child may become emancipated from parental control
Independence of a minor from his or her parents before reaching age of majority (18).
The act of a minor child legally attaining independence. This can be obtained by age, marriage, entrance into the armed services, or decree of the court.
When a minor has achieved independence from his or her parents, often by getting married before reaching age 18 or by becoming fully self-supporting.
To set free from legal, social, or political restraint.
Being freed from bondage. (The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Lincoln, freed the slaves.)
The point at which children become financially independent, or reach the age of 18 or 21, depending on the wording of a state's laws.
The point in time when parental duties of care for a child stop.
A youth who is legally declared an adult (by a court) prior to age 18. A youth in foster care who emanicipates is no longer a ward of the court (or in foster care).
The point at which a minor comes of age. The age is typically 18 or 21.
When a child is no longer under a parent's control; cancellation of parental obligations.
A legal ruling which releases A minor from the obligation to be represented by a guardian to exercise his/her civil right.
Surrender of parental duties with the concurrent granting to a minor of the legal status of adult. Some types of emancipation can be partial.
Freeing a child from the control of a parent's relinquishing authority.
For child support, emancipation occurs when a person is no longer legally a child. Before May 18, 1983, a child was a person under age 18, unless the court order stated otherwise. Since May 18, 1983, a child is a person under 18 years of age, or under 20 years of age if still attending secondary school, or a person who is incapable of self-support due to a physical or mental condition, unless a court order states otherwise.
Termination of child support payments when the child reaches a certain age.
The act of removing a child from a support order because that child has become an adult and is no longer a full time high school student.
An act by which a parent relenquishes their to custody and are releived of their duty to support the child. The child is then no longer bound to the stipulations set forth in the divorce decree. Emancipation can occur when the child marries, is inducted into military service, by court order based upon the child's best interest or by when the child reaches an appropriate age. Return to List
The independence of a minor from parental control and custody, which independence gives the minor the legal status of an adult.
The process by which a minor child is declared to be an "adult" by a court of law. The child must petition the court for this right. The age at which you can file for emancipation is set by law in each state.
The release of a child from the responsibility and control of a parent or guardian. Under New York law, child support must be paid until the age 21. If a child marries, enters the military or becomes self-supporting, before turning 21, the court may consider the child emancipated, and child support may be terminated.
An individual under eighteen who has gained independence from his or her parents by means of marriage or the ability to support one's self.
In divorce court, "emancipation" does not necessarily mean "legal majority," i.e., 18 years old. Depending on the state and the educational status of the child, emancipation may occur between ages 18 and 23.
The legal process by which a minor child petitions the court to allow him to become an adult in the eyes of the law before his 18th birthday.
The age or act by which a child surrenders the right to care and custody of a parent. For example: marriage of the minor, reaching the age of majority and having graduated from high school, graduating from full-time high school between the ages of 18 and 19.
The act of freeing someone from slavery.
Emancipation is when people are set free from slavery or social or political restraint. For example, the emancipation of African Slaves between 1833 and 1865. This gave slaves back their freedom and individual rights.
Term used to describe the act of freeing a person who was under the legal authority of another (such as a child before the age of majority) from that control (such as child reaching the age of majority). The term was also used when slavery was legal to describe a former slave that had bought or been given freedom from his or her master. When Abraham Lincoln outlawed slavery he did so in a law called the "emancipation proclamation".