legal age of adulthood in north carolina

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  1. mephistopheles

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    can anyone tell me, and perhaps gimme a linky to a website explaining, the age of adulthood in north carolina?

    please and thank you,

    Mephisto Murphy:biggrin1:
     
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    I'm asking for the legal age to move out of your parents house.


    thnk kink, that link doesnt work
     
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    I've tried my damndest, but I can't find anything. If I were you, I would just call the nearest courthouse and ask them. Surely they would know.
     
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    The age of majority in North Carolina is indeed 18, as per North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 7B (Juvenile Code) Article 1 (Definitions) §7B-101(14):

    Chapter 7B - Article 1

    However, eligible applicants over the age of 16 may petition a court for a decree of emancipation, as per North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 7B (Juvenile Code) Article 35 (Emancipation). Note, though, in particular, that (§7B-5303): "The petitioner has the burden of showing by a preponderance of the evidence that emancipation is in the petitioner's best interests. Upon finding that reasonable cause exists, the court may order the juvenile to be examined by a psychiatrist, a licensed clinical psychologist, a physician, or any other expert to evaluate the juvenile's mental or physical condition. The court may continue the hearing and order investigation by a juvenile court counselor or by the county department of social services to substantiate allegations of the petitioner or respondents."

    Chapter 7B - Article 35

    In other words, a decree of emancipation would be very much the exception to the rule, and would be agreed to only in special, proven sets of circumstances.
     
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