2018 Georgia Code
Title 15 - Courts
Chapter 11 - Juvenile Code
Article 10 - Emancipation
§ 15-11-720. Conditions under which emancipation may occur

Universal Citation: GA Code § 15-11-720 (2018)
  • (a) Emancipation may occur by operation of law or pursuant to a petition filed with the court as provided in this article by a child who is at least 16 years of age.

  • (b) An emancipation occurs by operation of law:

    • (1) When a child is validly married;

    • (2) When a child reaches the age of 18 years; or

    • (3) During the period when a child is on active duty with the armed forces of the United States.

  • (c) An emancipation occurs by court order pursuant to a petition filed by a child with the juvenile court.

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