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Twigg v. Mays

Child Emancipation

The term "child emancipation" is often used in conjunction with majority, or the age at which a young person is old enough to make his or her own decisions--and to experience the consequences of those decisions. This age is usually set at 18, and it marks the point when a child is free to leave home, and likewise when parents are no longer compelled legally to support the child. It is also the age at which a young person who commits a crime will no longer be charged as a juvenile (with all the attendant legal protections), but will be prosecuted as an adult.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1989 to 1994Twigg v. Mays - Significance, Switched At Birth, The Rights Of A Child, Impact, Child Emancipation