North Carolina General Statutes § 7B-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. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1998-202, s. 6.)

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