How Old Do You Have to Be to Divorce Your Parents?

Laws pertaining to child emancipation differ from state to state, reports Cornell University Law School. Cases involving the emancipation of a minor often involve child-stars and minors who live on their own, are demonstrably self-sufficient, among other traits, and whose parents wish to cease paying support.

The emancipation of a child is a serious legal matter. Child-stars such as Ariel Winter and Melissa Francis have both sought emancipation from their parents, reports Fox News. DivorceNet reports that the emancipation of a minor is a subject that is often brought up in motions by a parent to stop paying child support. If the other parent disagrees and feels that support should continue to be paid, the parent paying support may bring a motion asking a judge to order a minor to be emancipated.