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12th Jul '16 1:57:52 PM PhiSat
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* The plot of ''Literature/MySistersKeeper'' revolves around a girl trying to get medically emancipated so she would not be required to give up one of her kidneys.
11th Feb '16 12:29:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{North}}'' divorces his parents and [[WalkingTheEarth goes out into the world]] to find new ones.

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* ''{{North}}'' ''Film/{{North}}'' divorces his parents and [[WalkingTheEarth goes out into the world]] to find new ones.



* One girl in ''{{Accelerando}}'' does this. Though technically, she doesn't emancipate herself as much as ''sell herself into slavery'' to a corporation which is ultimately owned by a trust fund of which she is the sole beneficiary. The net effect is to give her control over her own life at the age of ten.

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* One girl in ''{{Accelerando}}'' ''Literature/{{Accelerando}}'' does this. Though technically, she doesn't emancipate herself as much as ''sell herself into slavery'' to a corporation which is ultimately owned by a trust fund of which she is the sole beneficiary. The net effect is to give her control over her own life at the age of ten.
24th Nov '15 11:20:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers'' there is an episode where all the children in the town take their parents to court. Interestingly, its played slightly (emphasis on slightly) more realistic in that the big bad of the series encourages them and supports their case in order to get custody of Lil Elvis.

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* In ''LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers'' ''WesternAnimation/LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers'' there is an episode where all the children in the town take their parents to court. Interestingly, its played slightly (emphasis on slightly) more realistic in that the big bad of the series encourages them and supports their case in order to get custody of Lil Elvis.
15th Nov '15 6:37:01 PM nombretomado
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* Angelica "divorced" her parents in an episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'', but it was AllJustADream.

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* Angelica "divorced" her parents in an episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', but it was AllJustADream.
12th Jul '15 4:46:27 PM nombretomado
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* Reece did this in an episode of ''MalcolmInTheMiddle''.

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* Reece did this in an episode of ''MalcolmInTheMiddle''.''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''.
13th May '15 4:30:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Roswell}}'', this is how Michael gets away from his Abusive Foster dad in season 1.

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* In ''{{Roswell}}'', ''Series/{{Roswell}}'', this is how Michael gets away from his Abusive Foster dad in season 1.



* Jenny sought to do this in ''GossipGirl'' but in the end decided not to go through with it.

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* Jenny sought to do this in ''GossipGirl'' ''Series/GossipGirl'' but in the end decided not to go through with it.
28th Apr '15 10:29:02 AM SilentStranger
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* A VictimOfTheWeek in ''LawAndOrder'' is a pop star, who turns out to be an emancipated minor now married to her manager. The dialogue implies that she bribed her parents to keep them from contesting the emancipation.



* Naturally, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has used this as a plot.

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* Naturally, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has used this as a plot. Bart, finally tired of Homers crappy parenting and neglect, gets himself emancipated, with his income coming from Homers garnished wages intended to pay back money he stole from Barts brief career acting in commercials as a baby.
14th Sep '14 6:59:26 PM MagiMecha
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* During the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' storyline "Alpha", the titular hero-in-training uses his clout to "divorce" his parents partially to protect them and partially because they crimp his style. When Spidey takes away (most) of his powers, he's forced to come back home as part of his punishment.
18th Nov '13 3:26:19 PM ML4E
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Star Beast''. Betty Sorenson, one of the main characters, divorced her parents for an unspecified reason. The court system takes "a dim view of the arbitrary use of parental authority", such as coercion in the choice of career. Mr. Kiku warns Mrs. Stuart that her son (who was still a minor) could divorce her if she tried to prevent him from going to another star system.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Star Beast''.''Literature/TheStarBeast''. Betty Sorenson, one of the main characters, divorced her parents for an unspecified reason. The court system takes "a dim view of the arbitrary use of parental authority", such as coercion in the choice of career. Mr. Kiku warns Mrs. Stuart that her son (who was still a minor) could divorce her if she tried to prevent him from going to another star system.
10th Nov '13 4:28:13 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'' we find out that Rimmer divorced his parents at 14, but retained visitation rights to the family dog.

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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'' we find out that Rimmer divorced his parents [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood hilariously abusive parents]] at 14, but retained visitation rights to the family dog.
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