Because legal emancipation is based in large part on a child’s maturity, an emancipated minor who shows consistent poor judgment can lose emancipation status. A judge will only revoke a child’s emancipation in extreme cases, such as the following:
? the child is convicted of a crime
? the child can’t meet basic financial needs, or
? the child lies to the court during the emancipation hearing about age or school enrollment.
Typically, the parents will regain custody and control of a child who loses emancipation status.