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Legal Topics: Emancipation of Minors

Resources on Minnesota Legislative Issues: Legal Age in Minnesota states "Emancipation means that a minor has the same legal rights and obligations as an 18-year-old adult. The Minnesota Statutes do not provide either the grounds or a procedure for emancipation. Minnesota case law has established that a minor can be emancipated by a legal marriage or by parental consent."

Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Emancipation, from LawHelpMN.org.
  • Juvenile Court, from the Tenth District Courts (Washington County.)
  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, an encyclopedia of Minnesota law, Parent and Child, §2.05.
  • Legal Stuff. (Hennepin County Bar Association, 2001) KF337.J88 L43 2001.
  • Truly, Traci. Teen rights (and responsibilities): a legal guide for teens and the adults in their lives. (2005). KF479.Z9 T78 2005.
  • Youth and the Law: A Guide for Legislators, p. 46-47.

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    Minnesota State Law Library: Legal Topics: Emancipation of Minors

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