Las Vegas Emancipation Lawyers
If you or anyone you know in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Primm or Mesquite—needs assistance in the realm of family law with Emancipation of a minor, you need the best legal representation you can get to lead to a swift and easy resolution to your legal issue.
You need Doug Crawford Law.
The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) have a subsection, NRS 129.080, dedicated to the issue of Emancipation. Any minor at least 16 years of age, whether married or living apart from parents or legal guardian, may petition the court for their emancipation. The process is fairly smooth: a petition must be filed in writing with the name, age, and address of the minor in question, including the parents’ name and addresses or legal guardian; if no parents or guardian are on record the name and address of nearest known relative in state will do; along with some basic facts about the minor’s education, job history, and time living away from parent or guardian; and, perhaps most important, that the minor is managing their own financial affairs and that income does not derive from any illegal activity.
There is one more very important piece of the paperwork puzzle: the minor must be actively pursuing education at their age and grade level, or must have written authorization to be excused from school. The state of Nevada wants the best future for its citizens, so it benefits your case for us to be able to show you are attending school or have a very valid reason if you are not.
The NRS has a standard form that we will file on your behalf. While the paperwork may look fairly simple up front, it is best to have solid legal representation throughout this entire process. You don’t want to make a even a small mistake—it may have large ramifications down the road. I have over 30 years of experience in this type of law and will help you move swiftly through the process.
There are many reasons why a minor might want emancipation from a parent or guardian. As the process moves forward, the person you are requesting emancipation from will be served by the court with your petition. If you are concerned for whatever reason about your personal safety during this process, I can help make you feel more comfortable, filing paperwork to that affect on your behalf if necessary. As I said, I have 30 years of experience with this type of law and have heard every story you can imagine. Anything you tell me will be completely confidential.
When everything has been filed the court will hold a hearing. The judge may request copies from the school district, Child and Family Services Department, or another agency to help determine the outcome. These requests are often normal. They help the court to consider your entire history and return a fair verdict.
Whatever your situation, if you’re seeking emancipation for yourself or another family member, do the best thing you can for a successful outcome.