Question: Is emotional abuse and threats reasons for emancipation? Or does a minor only get emancipated due to physical harm?
If you believe that you or someone you know is being abused you can report the abuse to the Arizona Department of Economic Security, by calling the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD(1-888-767-2445).
The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly. ARS 12-2451 discusses emancipation of a minor, and states that, “[a] minor who wishes to be emancipated may file a petition for an emancipation order with the clerk of the court in the county in which the minor resides if all of the following apply:
1. The minor is at least sixteen years of age.
2. The minor is a resident of this state.
3. The minor is financially self-sufficient.
4. The minor acknowledges in writing that the minor has read and understands information that is provided by the court and that explains the rights and obligations of an emancipated minor and the potential risks and consequences of emancipation.
5. The minor is not a ward of the court and is not in the care, custody and control of a state agency.”
April 12, 2012