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Question: My daughter is 17 and pregnant the baby's father is also 17 but his parents are refusing to let him attend any baby appointments or be a part of the child's birth. The baby is due in March and he wont be 18 until May. What can he do legally? He doesn't want to miss out on his child until he is 18.

Answer: The following booklet describes the requirements and process for the emancipation of a minor in Arizona: https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/34/Forms/Emancipation/EmancipationBooklet.pdf The Arizona Judicial Branch provides even more information and self-service court forms here: https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Self-Service-Forms/Emancipation-of-a-Minor The father of the child may also wish to speak with an attorney.

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  • My daughter is 17 and pregnant the baby's father is also 17 but his parents are refusing to let him attend any baby appointments or be a part of the child's birth. The baby is due in March and he wont be 18 until May. What can he do legally? He doesn't want to miss out on his child until he is 18.

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