An emancipated minor is a minor who is allowed to conduct a business or any other occupation on his or her own behalf or for their own account outside the influence of a parent or guardian. The minor will then have full contractual capacity to conclude contract with regard to the business. Whether parental consent is needed to achieve the 'emancipated' status varies from case to case. In some cases, court permission is necessary. Protocols vary by jurisdiction.
Contributions by Piercetheorganist, Paulo Andrade, and ClueBot.