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This question is for my 17 year old granddaughter her parents moved to Nebraska in August 2018 and left her in Idaho where she stays with people and older sibling for her last year of high school .  She will be 18 May 18th and graduates from her High School in Idaho June 1st.    In Idaho she will be  considered emancipated at age 18 in May.     Her parents want her to come to Nebraska for a few weeks or the summer.  She however is aware Nebraska says children are not emancipated until age 19.  However she has never resided in Nebraska nor does she intend to.  She just wants to visit her parents and 3 younger siblings for a few weeks after her high school graduation and has things lined up for apprenticeship training this fall and by Idaho and Washington State law she is emancipated.   The program is in Washington state.  She is worried if she goes visit in Nebraska her dad especially might try and make her stay there until age 19.  So the question is if she is already legally emancipated in another state.   Does she lose this if she visits her parents in Omaha, NE.       I told her I would try and get some info on this.  Her older sister is also concerned and her older sister is her legal guardian right now per the parents agreement she is 22.     Thanks for any help. 

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Nebraska statute 43-2101 says:



All persons under nineteen years of age are declared to be minors,




However, "the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution (Article IV, Section 1) provides that the various states must recognize legislative acts, public records, and judicial decisions of the other states within the United States. It states that "Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.""




Seems to me that, as an adult resident of Idaho (starting May 18th), the US Constitution says she would still be an adult when she visits Nebraska.


She should probably be quiet about this until after her birthday as her parents could revoke the guardianship and haul her back to Nebraska at any time between now and her birthday if the get annoyed enough.


Once she is 18 she is free to have an adult conversation with her parents about the potential visit. If she does decide to visit she can take a few precautions, like having a round trip plane ticket and enough cash to get to the airport without depending on her parents.







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