What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY
I have read both 18 and 21, so I am looking to clarify. This is what I found online from the NYS Uniform Court System:
In New York State, a child is entitled to be supported by his or her parents until the age of 21. However, if the child is under 21 years of age, and is married, or self-supporting, or in the military, the child is considered to be "emancipated" and the parents' support obligation ends.
A child may also be considered "emancipated" if he or she is between 17 and 21, leaves the parents' home and refuses to obey the parents' reasonable commands.
Confusion for me is that my 17 year old , somewhat uncontrollable, Bipolar daughter has spent the past three weeks at her Bipolar dad's apt. I have physical custody, but we have joint custody otherwise. Is she still emancipated if she leaves my home to stay with her other parent? Do I have to let her back in if she chooses to come back (I'm not a bad mom- she refuses to take meds and is sometimes dangerous because of it). Am I financially responsible for her expenses when her dad throws her out?