Elle appartient aux parents jusqu'à la majorité ou l'émancipation de l'enfant

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11:49 May 4, 2018
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French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / marriage
French term or phrase: Elle appartient aux parents jusqu'à la majorité ou l'émancipation de l'enfant
L'autorité parentale est un ensemble de droits et de devoirs ayant pour finalité l'intérêt de l'enfant. Elle appartient aux parents jusqu'à la majorité ou l'émancipation de l'enfant pour le protéger dans sa sécurité, sa santé et sa moralité, pour assurer son éducation et permettre son développement, dans le respect dû à sa personne.
Les parents associent l'enfant aux décisions qui le concernent, selon son âge et son degré de maturité.
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Mary-Ann Marque
France
Local time: 06:56


Summary of answers provided
3 +1It belongs (attaches) to the parents until the age of majority or the child's emancipation
mrrafe
Summary of reference entries provided
Emancipation
philgoddard

  

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Elle appartient aux parents jusqu\'à la majorité ou l\'émancipation de l\'enfant
It belongs (attaches) to the parents until the age of majority or the child's emancipation


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mrrafe
Local time: 00:56
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neutral  writeaway: incredibly literal translation......
1 hr
  -> Yes but I don't like to take liberties with a statute (Civil Code Art 371-1). Otherwise, would at least have rephrased it "until reaching the age of majority or until emancipation."

agree  philgoddard: My previous disagree was based on a misreading of the French - sorry! It says "elle appartient", not "il". How about "it lies with the parents until the child achieves legal majority or emancipation"?
4 hrs
  -> So then I think I see the problem now: you just find "attach" uglier than I do! Fine, I can't blame you. Lies with, or belongs to. But see v.t. def. #3: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/attach

neutral  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: As the previous sentence starts with "parental authority", maybe this one could start "Parents are responsible for their children until...".
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
Reference: Emancipation

Reference information:
"The act of allowing a minor to take on adult responsibilities and freedoms, usually due to a unique set of circumstances. A court may choose to emancipate a minor who is being abused by her parents and who has proved that she can take care of herself, a minor whose parents have died and is left as the only family member with the ability to take care of his younger siblings, or individuals in other critical circumstances."
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/emancipation.ht...

In a different context I might combine "majorité" and "émancipation" and say "achieves legal independence", but I agree with mrrrafe: since this is a statute, I'd stick quite close to the French.

philgoddard
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agree  mrrafe: Yes. I thought I responded but don't see it. The point was that, statutory language or not, majority and emancipation could occur at two different times, while "independence" could be a 3rd separate event as it has no settled legal meaning.
8 hrs
agree  AllegroTrans
9 days
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