Emancipation

Emancipation is available in Pennsylvania, though it is not available in every state.  Emancipation is a legal process by which minors can attain legal adulthood before reaching the age at which they would normally be considered adults (this is called the “age of majority”). The rights granted to legally emancipated minors might include the ability to sign legally binding contracts, own property, and keep one’s own earnings. Having a child does not automatically make a teenager emancipated.  

If a school student is an emancipated minor, the resident school district is the one in which the child is then living. An emancipated minor is a person under 21 years of age who has chosen to establish a domicile apart from the continued control and support of parents or guardians. A minor living with a spouse is deemed emancipated.

Website Resources
Juvenile Law Center