Juvenile Code: Dependency

ORS 419B.552
Application for emancipation judgment

  • effect of judgment


A juvenile court, upon the written application of a minor who is domiciled within the jurisdiction of such court, is authorized to enter a judgment of emancipation in the manner provided in ORS 419B.558 (Entry of judgment of emancipation). A judgment of emancipation shall serve only to:


Recognize the minor as an adult for the purposes of contracting and conveying, establishing a residence, suing and being sued, and making a will, and recognize the minor as an adult for purposes of the criminal laws of this state.


Terminate as to the parent and child relationship the provisions of ORS 109.010 (Duty of support) until the child reaches the age of majority.


Terminate as to the parent and child relationship the provisions of ORS 108.045 (Liability of stepparent for expenses of family and education of children), 109.100 (Petition for support), 419B.373 (Duties and authority of legal custodian), 419B.400 (Authority to order support), 419B.402 (Support order is judgment), 419B.404 (Support for child or ward in state financed or supported institution), 419B.406 (Assignment of support order to state), 419B.408 (Enforcement of support order), 419C.550 (Duties and authority), 419C.590 (Authority of court to order support), 419C.592 (Support order is judgment and final), 419C.595 (Support for youth offender in state financed or supported residence), 419C.597 (Assignment of support obligation to state) and 419C.600 (Enforcement).


A judgment of emancipation shall not affect any age qualification for purchasing alcoholic liquor, the requirements for obtaining a marriage license, nor the minor’s status under ORS 109.510 (Age of majority). [1993 c.546 §134; 2003 c.576 §450; 2015 c.387 §33]
§§ 419B.500 to 419B.524

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statutes

Due process does not require the appointment of "independent counsel" to represent the child in every adoption or termination of parental rights proceeding. F. v. C., 24 Or App 601, 547 P2d 175 (1976)

When second termination of parental rights proceeding was not itself barred, proof was not limited by res judicata or collateral estoppel principles to facts or evidence which was not considered in or which came in to being after first proceeding. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Newman, 49 Or App 221, 619 P2d 901 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 419B

Notes of Decisions

Due process rights of parents are always implicated in construction and application of provisions of this chapter. Department of Human Services v. J.R.F., 351 Or 570, 273 P3d 87 (2012)


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