Emancipation

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Question: I have left my house and my mom reported me as missing, and I have a daughter. I don't want to live at my moms house anymore. I am living with my baby's uncle cousin of her father and his wife, they are very good financially. What can I do in so the police can stop looking for me. I am not missing.

Answer: The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly. Until a minor turns 18, they are the responsibility of the parent. A minor who runs away from their home, parent or guardian is an incorrigible child. (A.R.S. § 8-201). Under A.R.S. § 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 the clerk of the court in the county in which the minor resides. A pamphlet (http://supreme.state.az.us/selfserv/emancipation/emancipationbooklet.pdf) prepared by the Supreme Court of Arizona may contain more useful information on the matter of emancipation. Statutes A.R.S. § 12-2451 through A.R.S. § 12-2456 relate to emancipation of minors.

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  • I have left my house and my mom reported me as missing, and I have a daughter. I don't want to live at my moms house anymore. I am living with my baby's uncle cousin of her father and his wife, they are very good financially. What can I do in so the police can stop looking for me. I am not missing.

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