What can you do with your teenager if they are causing problems in the household, at school, or want to move out? As a parent, you have control over your children until they are 18 years of age. At the age of 18, they become an adult. However, prior to the age of 18, a child can be or may be emancipated, or declared an adult in the eyes of the state of Texas. To declare emancipation, the child must have a full time job, be capable of supporting his/herself, and prove to a court that he/she does not need parental supervision any longer. This is a difficult burden for a teenager to overcome.
So the question is, what can parents do with kids they can no longer control? But the answer is, it’s a grey area. Speak with a qualified attorney to find out your options.