In California, under Civil Code section 1714.1, the parents liabilityfor their child's intentional
delinquent behavior is limited to $25,000. Someparents don't object to their childs request to
be emancipated becauseof concern about their financial liability. However, it should benoted,
it is not easy to have a court order that a child is emancipated, a hearing is required and good
cause must be shown....
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