Emancipation

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Question: I'm 17 and have been on my own for 2 years. How can I get emancipated as soon as possible?

Answer:

The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directlyUnder ARS 12-2451, “[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.” A minor who believes they meet these requirements, and wishes to pursue emancipation, must file a petition with their local court. A pamphlet prepared by the Supreme Court of Arizona may contain more useful information on the matter of emancipation.

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