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What is Emancipation? Emancipation means you are legally separated from your parents or guardian and do not have to live with them. The law in Kansas emancipates you when you are 18 years old. Having a baby does not make you legally emancipated. Your parents cannot emancipate you so they are no longer legally responsible for financially providing for you. It is possible to become emancipated prior to the age of 18, which is called an Emancipated Minor.
This publication answers questions for youth and their parents may have if they are arrested, ticketed or otherwise involved in the Juvenile Offender system in Kansas. The index (on page 4) is hyperlinked to the information related to the question. Click on the question to be directed to this information.
What is a Power of Attorney for Children? These forms (available at the end of the page) can be used to give another person the power to care for your child in a crisis. With this document, another person will have legal authority for health, medical and other major decisions, within limits, when you're absent. A Power of Attorney for Children is most often used by parents to allow a short-term caretaker to make decisions. This is often used when they're gone for work, vacation or otherwise out of town.
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