The following chart represents the status of emancipation in the respective states, including statute or case law references. This chart may be useful when proposing legislation for an emancipation statutory scheme in Massachusetts. Since this chart reflects research conducted in January, February, and March of 2002 by the Law Office, the authors encourage readers to seek current information in conjunction with utilizing this chart. Further, since this research was aimed at capturing specific state statute or case law, and depending upon how the inquiry is framed, additional information may be located elsewhere relevant to a minor's obtaining majority status. As such, the authors encourage readers to consider additional sources of information.
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