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I need help with finding a federal law relating to this case I got for my final project. I have to pretend why or why not I'm not going to take her case and give reasons but I really need help finding the federal law that relates to this. Here it is: Family Law
Vicky Jones is a 16-year-old who wants to be legally emancipated from her parents. She wants the status of a legal adult. Vicky has been saving money from babysitting and now her job at a local supermarket. She used the money to leave her parents' home and move in with a friend, against her parents' wishes. The police returned her to her parents. Vicky argues that since she is old enough to have a job she should be able to be independent if she wishes. When asked if her parents were ever abusive or neglectful, she answers no. However, she claims they have failed to teach her about budgeting, cooking, and house repair in order to keep her dependent on them. She says they focus too much on her younger siblings and want to keep her around to take advantage of her as a babysitter. They do not want her to work for pay or become independent, she claims.
I checked every amendment and it doesn't pertain to it. I really need some help and I'm running out of time. Please help! Thanks in Advance!

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  1. The laws in each state are different on this. In general, if the parents do not give permission, it is a complicated court process. Most states have an opt out of the process if she gets married, and that marriage is also legal.
    https://family.findlaw.com/emancipation-of-minors/how-do-you-get-emancipated.html

  2. Thank you for your help!

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