There are some things children and teens just don’t get to do.
It’s not rules parents enforce, like no ice cream before dinner or going to bed by 9 pm on a school night, but also laws the state of South Carolina enforces.
However, it’s possible to petition the juvenile court to get yourself legally emancipated.
Some of the criteria you’d likely want to include would be similar to the request to stop child support payments due to emancipation of the child (the child became self-supporting), such as graduation certificates, paystubs, etc.
If there is no order or agreement already in place, either parent can file a request for a custody order at any time.
The court will require parents to go to mediation to try to work out an agreement before a judge will hear the case.
For example, we know no one under 21 can go to the bar and order a margarita. The following table explains the main legal age laws for minors in South Carolina.
Some jurisdictions have specified that people debilitated by alcohol or other drugs are incapable of consenting to sex.
Here are some common questions about child custody in North Carolina.
In North Carolina, there is no preference for either parent in a custody dispute.
Courts used to typically grant custody to one parent with visitation rights to the other.
Now, judges usually divide custody into “primary” and “secondary” custody, so that neither parent has visitation but both have meaningful custody time.
Historically, in much of the world, rape was seen as a crime of theft of a man's property (usually either a husband or father).