Definitions for "emancipated minor"
a minor who has been legally deemed an adult, with all the responsibilities and rights of an adult
a person under the age of eighteen who by reason of marital status or military service is no longer in the custody of his/her parents
A child over the age of sixteen (16) may be emancipated by 1) order of the court based on a determination that the child can provide for his physical well-being and has the ability to make decisions for himself or 2) marriage of the child. An emancipated child has all the privileges, rights and duties of an adult including the right to contract.