(1) The minor has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that the
requirements for ordering emancipation under this section have been met. Prior to entering a judgment of emancipation, the court shall advise the minor of
the consequences of emancipation, including, but not limited to, the benefits and
services available to an emancipated minor and the risks involved with being emancipated. Such advisements shall include, at a minimum, the words to the following effect:
(a) If you become emancipated, you will have some of the rights that come with adulthood. These rights include: Handling your own affairs; living where you choose; entering
into contracts; keeping and spending your money; making decisions regarding your
own health care, medical care, dental care, and mental health care, without parental
knowledge; enlisting in the military without your parent's consent; marrying without
your parent's consent; applying for public assistance; suing someone or being sued;
enrolling in school or college; and owning real property;
(b) Even if you are emancipated, you still must: Stay in school as required by Nebraska
law; be subject to child labor laws and work permit rules limiting the number of
hours you can work; and be of legal age to consume alcohol; and
(c) When you become emancipated: You lose your right to have financial support for
basic living expenses for food, clothing, and shelter, and health care paid for by
your parents or guardian; your parents or guardian will no longer be legally or financially
responsible if you injure someone; and being emancipated does not automatically make
you eligible for public assistance or benefits.
(2) If, after hearing, the court determines that emancipation is in the best interests
of the minor and that the minor understands his or her rights and responsibilities
under sections 43-4801 to 43-4812 as an emancipated minor, the court shall enter a judgment of emancipation. In making its determination regarding the petition for emancipation, the court shall
determine whether the petitioner has proven each of the facts set forth in subdivision (9) of section 43-4803.
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