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The essential inquiry in an emancipation case is whether the child has moved beyond the sphere of influence and responsibility exercised by a parent and obtains an independent status of his or her own

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The dependent exemption

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A child reaching the majority age of eighteen is prima facie evidence of emancipation

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Resolution of whether a child is emancipated requires a fact-sensitive inquiry, and the party who seeks a declaration of emancipation bears the burden of proof

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In any request for emancipation based upon a child’s post-secondary educational status, the trial court must still conduct a relevant fact-specific analysis in order to determine whether the child is outside of his parent’s sphere of influence

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Support orders, including those setting emancipation events, may be revised and altered by the court from time to time as circumstances may require

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Emancipation can occur upon the child’s marriage, induction into military service, by court order based on the child’s best interests, or by attainment of an appropriate age

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The court is required to recalculate child support based on the parties’ income at the time of emancipation

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The determination of whether a child should be emancipated

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The controlling principles relating to emancipation

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