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.