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Legal Statutes: North Carolina

UPDATED August 17, 2016

North Carolina Statutes

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Article 35. Emancipation

back to top7B-3504. Considerations for emancipation

In determining the best interests of the petitioner and the need for emancipation, the court shall review the following considerations:

(1) The parental need for the earnings of the petitioner;

(2) The petitioner's ability to function as an adult;

(3) The petitioner's need to contract as an adult or to marry;

(4) The employment status of the petitioner and the stability of the petitioner's living arrangements;

(5) The extent of family discord which may threaten reconciliation of the petitioner with the petitioner's family;

(6) The petitioner's rejection of parental supervision or support; and

(7) The quality of parental supervision or support.
Added by S.L. 1998-202, § 6, eff. July 1, 1999.