I'm 16 years old, will be 17 on June 2, 2003. I am
pregnant with no intents to marry the father of my
child. I plan to complete High School and hopefully go
onto a trade school. I am currently unable to obtain
employment due to my pregnancy, but plan to acquire a job
as soon as I can following delivery of my child. In the
meantime I will be living with my grandmother who is 67
years old and on a fixed income of Social Security only
which amounts to $840.00 a month.
Can someone help me as far as telling me some of the ins &
outs of this. I would like to do this myself if possible
due to the costs & expense of legal services, etc.
Also After the delivery of my child, how do I stand? I was
told I was automatically emancipated following the birth of
my child, then others say no.
Any help or direction on emancipation would be greatly
appreciated. You may email me at: