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minor can buy?

Posted on: 13th Nov, 2006 12:49 pm
I wanted to know if a emancipated minor can buy property on his own and how a person qualifies as an emancipated minor - George Clooney
Hi Clooney,

Yes if you are considered as an emancipated minor then you will be able to purchase property.

You will be considered an emancipated minor if you are under 18 years and;
  • You enter into a valid marriage even if it is terminated by dissolution or,
  • You are on active duty with any of the US armed forces or,
  • You have received a declaration of emancipation after petitioning the superior court of the county where you live.
Do let us know if you have any other question.

Posted on: 13th Nov, 2006 01:05 pm
Hi Gclooney,

There are three ways by which a teenager can qualify for the status of an emancipated minor. Firstly, she has to prove in the court that she is financially independent and her parents have no objections regarding her gaining the status. Secondly, the teenager can get legally married. This option, however, does not overrule other laws related to the age of consent. In order to get married a teenager has to reach the state's minimal age of consent.

The third way to get an emancipated minor status is to enlist a teenager in the US armed forces. If a person enlisted in the armed forces provides a valid High School Diploma or a certificate obtained in the General Educational Development Test, he gets enlisted as a minor easily.


Posted on: 13th Nov, 2006 08:47 pm
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