Atlanta Emancipation Attorney

Based in Atlanta, the law office of Jody A. Miller helps minors throughout north Georgia seek emancipation from their parents.

In Georgia, parents are required to care for their children until the age of 18. When minors wish to become independent before the age of 18, they must file for emancipation in juvenile court.

Experienced Family Law Lawyer Helping Minors Seek Independence

In Georgia, children are automatically emancipated once they are married, if they are on active duty in the military, or once they turn 18 years of age. When children want to become legally independent of their parents before the age of 18, they must file for emancipation in one of Georgia's juvenile courts.

Once declared emancipated, minors have the same rights and responsibilities as adults, including the right to contract, the right to sue or be sued, the right to enroll in school, to make medical decisions and to get married.

For more than 20 years, attorney Jody Miller has been helping clients with emancipation of minors petitions. Working together with our young clients, Ms. Miller helps responsible youths obtain the independence they need to be their own individuals.

Filing For Emancipation In Georgia

The juvenile court will grant emancipation only if it believes that it is in the child's best interests to do so. Courts evaluate a diverse range of factors when determining whether to grant an emancipation; among the most important are:

  • The youth's demonstrated ability to manage his or her own finances and be self-supporting
  • The ability to manage his or her personal and social affairs
  • The names of adults — such as teachers, physicians or members of the clergy — who have personal knowledge of the minor's circumstances and believe emancipation is in his or her best interests

Contact Atlanta emancipation lawyer Jody Miller at 678-905-7562 or toll free at 866-319-0924. All consultations are confidential.

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  • Karla Adams | Senior Sourcer/Technical Recruiter

    If your looking for honesty and ethical work behavior then hire JODY. She has expert knowledge in family law and will provide you with all the answers to your questions. She is very professional! I am a client and will continue to make referrals along the way.

    ~ January 13, 2012, Karla was Jody's client ~
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    Jody did a wonderful job of sorting out the mess that I'd gotten into with my divorce. My only regret is that I didn't find her early enough to avoid the mess in the first place. If you find yourself in this sort of situation, I cannot recommend Jody highly enough!

    ~ October 26, 2010, Allen was Jody's client ~
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