Chapter 31 of the Removal of Diabilities of Minority or Emancipation in TX
In Texas you must be 16 or 17 to be emancipated. Read Chapter 31 (available on-line) which states what must be listed. The parent of the child MUST verify the petition or an amicus attorney or attorney ad litem shall verify the petition.
The Judge shall appoint an amicus attorney ro attorney ad litem to represent the interest of the child at the hearing. Someone (the child) has to pay for this attorney. They usually charge a minimum of $1,000 (or more) for their legal fees. Again, most kids can't afford their legal fees.