How Children in Cults May Use Emancipation Laws To Free Themselves
Cultic Stud. J. Vol. 16, No. 1, 1999
28 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2008
The author examines how children who are born into cults or brought into them at a young age can use state emancipation laws to gain independence when they are in their mid-teens, so long as they can demonstrate criteria that their states have established. Commonly, states require a showing that the minor has achieved some level of economic self-sufficiency and can live emotionally and physically independently from his or her parents. There are some difficulties for cultic children in demonstrating these criteria, but the obstacles are not insurmountable.
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