I want to get emancipated. What are the steps I need to go through/requirements that I need to fulfill?
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Until you are a legal adult, usually age 18, your have limited rights. First, to be emancipated you have to file an action in Court and have a hearing. The standard of the court is that the person, in order to be emancipated, has to be self-sufficient meaning they have a job and can afford rent, utilities, food, clothes, transportation (including auto insurance) and the like. At 17 your employment is limited by child labor laws in most States. Further, a court would require you to finish school so your working time is also limited to evenings. Emancipation is not easy. By the way, when you say you have a car i doubt it is owned by you or that your name is on the title. You are not an adult and cannot own the car. The same applies to utilities in your home such as computers and the like. Technically, those belong to your parents.
You could try talking to the Child Agency in your State to see if they would take action to remove you from the home because your father is an unfit parent. That would be handled in Juvenile Court and you would be placed in a Foster Home.
You could also commit a crime and be arrested and sent to a Juvenile facility but that's not very good.
You will almost always have to leave your home which puts a financial burden on most children under the age of majority. I know of no court that would emancipate someone who intended to live at home.