When emancipation occurs...
We consider that statutory definition to be controlling as to the age at which
emancipation occurs as a matter of law except where otherwise provided by statute. In
the absence of emancipation occurring upon attainment of majority, the question of
whether a child is emancipated is essentially one of fact determinable by the trier of fact.
Union Pacific Railway Co. v. Jones, 21 Colo. 340, 40 P. 891. Resolution of that
question is concerned more with the extinguishment of parental rights and duties than
with the removal of the disabilities of infancy. 39 Am. Jur. Parent and Child § 64. It
occurs only when there is a complete severance of the filial tie, 39 Am. Jur. Parent and
Child § 64; and we rule here that the child's possession or lack of possession of the right
to vote has little or no bearing on the determination as to whether such tie has or has not
been severed. Orman v. Orman, 1971.CO.40144 <http://www.versuslaw.com> ¶ 18; 492 P.2d 81 (Colo.App. 1971).
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