When you think of emancipation you may only think of when a “child” turns 18. However, New Mexico law allows for the emancipation of minors in another area. If the child is over a certain age and can prove that he/she is able to care for themselves and prove that it’s in their best interests then emancipation is an option.
When would this ever arise? When a child is in a household of drug abusers or is in need of freedom to enter the military or even a desire to simply “get away”. Emancipation may be an option for some families. This, of course, is not a decision to be taken lightly or without proper counsel.