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  • I have a questions for you. Since i'm emancipated do I still have to have my parent sign for me to get a tatoo in arizona. And if not would i have to bring the emancipation papers with me to get a tatoo.thanx for answering all my questions.

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    Speak Up! - Browse Questions about Emancipation

    The Arizona Legislature passed a new law that goes into effect on August 12, 2005 that allows minors to be emancipated. Emancipation means that you are legally free from your parents or legal guardian. Once emancipated you have many of the same rights and obligations as an adult. However, emancipation is a very difficult process that few are eligible for.

    Youth can be emancipated if they meet the following criteria:

    • At least 16
    • An Arizona resident
    • Financially self-sufficient.
    • Acknowledges in writing that they have read and understand the rights and obligations of emancipation
    • The minor is not ward of the court or in the state’s custody.
    Minor must demonstrate to the court the ability to:
    • Manage financial, personal and social affairs.
    • Live wholly independent of parent or guardian.
    • Obtain or maintain health care, education, training or employment.

    Documentation-- the minor must provide at least one (1) of the following:

    • Documentation of the minor’s independent living for at least three consecutive months.
    • Statement explaining why the minor believes the home of the parent or legal guardian is unsafe.
    • A notarized statement of written consent from the parent or guardian in addition to an explanation by the parent or guardian.

    Court Process

    • The court has up to 90 days to hear the emancipation request.
    • Minor may represent themself or be represented by an attorney.
    • The court may appoint a lawyer for the minor.
    • At least 2 months before the hearing, the court must notify the minor's parents.
    • The parents have up to 30 days to object to the emanicpation.
    • The parents may request mediation or the court may order mediation.

    Basis for Court decision

    • Potential risks and consequences of emancipation.
    • The wishes of the minor.
    • Opinions and recommendations of the minor’s parents or guardian.
    • Financial resources of the minor and the minor’s ability to be financially self-sufficient.
    • The employment, education and criminal history of the minor.

    Rights of Emancipated Minors -- An emancipated minor is entitled to:

      • Enter a contract.
      • Sue and be sued.
      • Buy and sell real property.
      • Establish legal residence.
      • Pay child support.
      • Incur debts.
      • Apply for social services.
      • Obtain a job-related license.
      • Apply for school.
      • Apply for loans.
      • Access medical treatment and records.
      • Consent to medical treatment.
      • A driver's licencse or non-operating license with the words: Emancipated Minor.

      Displaying 1 thru 67 of 67 record(s) Show all questions »      [ 1 ]   
        Two of my friends and I are all emancipated, and were trying to find an affordable house, would the government help us with that?

      Can emancipated minors buy products you'd normally have to be 18 for?(spray paint, cigerettes, etc.)

        I am 16 my boyfriend is 19 and i think i might be pregnant. can my parents put him in jail because im a minor? is there anything i can do to stop it? and if i move in with him to raise our baby do i have to be emancipated?
        I read all the requirements for being emancipated and i have a couple questions. They said under documentation that you have to provide documentation of the minor’s independent living for at least three consecutive months. How are you suppose to provide that if you're not emancipated yet? And it also says the court looks at your grades. What if you don't have such good grades now, but you can get it up or get your GED? Would that work?

      My son is planning to drop out of school at 16. He is a bright boy, and I'm sure at some point he will get his GED. While I do not support his decision, I will help him get a job at 16 --but show him the door as well. Can a parent initiate an emancipation request if the minor refuses to attend high school, and can support himself financially?

        My father died when I was 9 my mom remarried and My sisters and I still get social security. If I become emancipated would I still receive social security and could I use it to argue my financial independence?

      how do my parents go about emancipating me?

        i have been emotionally abused practically my whole life and now for the past 8 months it has gotten horrible i cant take it anymore im so depressed and im always crying. Can i move out to a family that is willing to actually love me but my parents do not like them? can i just leave for the saftey of my inner self?
        Can I get emancipated if I'm only 15, if I'm pregnant, and still going to school? And can I live with my boyfriend which he has a job and will prvied everything needed for me and my baby.
        My dad kicked me out of his house on my 16th birthday and he's been telling my brother he wants me to go back or he'll call the cops and say I'm a runaway. Can he tell them I'm a runaway if he's the one that told me to leave? and what can I do to not go back?
        I am wanting to get emancipated but i do not know were to go to get the forms?

      I will be graduating in May 2007, but I wont be 18 for another year. My parents won't let me leave the house unless I am emancipated and I would like to move out of state and start college in MO in the fall. Would the judge allow me to be emancipated since I will have a high school diploma and am looking for further education? If I were to live with my 19 year old boyfriend, could that get him in trouble, since I'm under 18?

        The new emancipation law requires that the minor in question has proof of independant living for no less than 3 months. This being the case, would it be acceptable to have a parental entity sign on an apartment / housing unit? If so, the minor would merely be held respondsible for the billing records for at least a three month period, correct?
        In Arizona, when is a child automatically considered emancipated?
        Hello,I am 15 and not turning 16 until March of 2008. I dont get along with either of my parents very well and I want to go to California to get away and just start up somewhere new. I have been looking at jobs and apartments in California for age of 16 and I could get a part time job, enought to afford an apartment, and still go to school over there. Once I turn 16 and apply to be emancipated here in Arizona, if they accept could I travel to California and still apply for jobs and school there or would I need to contact a Court and Judge there? Thanks for your time, Joe

      My friend is 17 and in her senior year of high school. Her parents have taken her car and she isn't allowed to use the phone, computer, tv, or eat food (unless it's a family meal). She does not have a job because she has no way to get to and from work, so she can't support herself financially. My family wants to take her in, and we would be cover her financially, but we live in Oregon. Would it be possible for her to be emancipated so she could come live with us? If not, what options are available for her (and us)?

        Is there any way for me to be emancipated from my mother's side of the family. In other words, I want to cut off my ties to my mother's family. I don't want to emancipate myself from my family, just my extended family. Is that possible?

      I am 17 and I want to get emancipated. I am currently on house arrest (i wear an ankle monitor) so i cannot leave my mothers house and live on my own and pay rent. I am also on probation. Is it possible to still get emancipated if my mother agreed on it and even if i have a criminal background.

        My mother is seriously crazy. I have tried my hardest to deal with it, but living with her is not an option. I could go live with my dad, but instead of putting stress on him, i'd like to just emancipate myself. He only has visitation rights... if i lived with him for 3 months and paid him rent and stuff would that be like living on my own? Or would they see that as living with a gaurdian? Please answer!!
        If my parents are divorced, would the parent without custody be able to sign for me to be emancipated?
        can an emancipated minor get married without consent?

      How long in Arizona does it usually take to be emancipated?

        okay honestly i think i have every right to be emancipated... i can get a job easy and i have tons of places i can stay. my dad has hit me before and did a few weeks ago and i have evidence. Is that enough ground to get emancipated on? or do i need more?
        I NEED to get out of my mother's house and get emancipated. I pay her rent, I have a successful job and I pretty much take care of my little sister on my own. But if I file for emancipation, would CPS try to take away my broters and sisters? And since I live in Arizona, will I actually qualify for it? Also, would I be able to take my little sister into my new house without my mother filing charges against me?

      I am 16 and want to get an emancipation because my step dad sexually harrasses me and has been for the last 4 years. My mom is very sick and I could get paid paid for taking care of her and my sister every day. Is this a good enough reason to get emancipated?

        I was married at 16, divorced at 17 am I still considered a minor or am I emancipated?
        I am 16 years old and im almost 7 weeks pregnant my momk said she would support me on whatever decision i made on wether i should keep my baby or not i decided to keep it and my mom was extremely mad and then said im taking you to get an abortion done in two weeks your not ready is this a reason i could get emancipated? my mom wont accept me having a kid and i dont think i could live with her but i do need this emancipation a.s.a.p. and im scared she will make me do it before i can get out because she wont let me move out right now at all
        I am 17 and I live with my mom and dad but I hate it here. They never help me or any of my sisters they are lazy. I mean I hate it here. I have a place I could go and live but I don't think my parents would let me move out and live with someone else. Is there any way to get around that? I don't want to get them in trouble I just HATE it here. Thanks!

      My niece is hanging out with this kid who is 17 years old. He claims he is emancipated from his parents. He wouldn't show me the papers that say he is. Is there another way to check and see if he really is?


      I have a questions for you. Since i'm emancipated do I still have to have my parent sign for me to get a tatoo in arizona. And if not would i have to bring the emancipation papers with me to get a tatoo.thanx for answering all my questions.

        Is getting emancipated hard? I know not anyone can get emancipated but what if you do everything the court asks of you and you have good reasons but they deny your emancipation? is there anything you can do to try again? what if your parents reject your wishes to being emancipated? If you do receive the ability to become emancipated, could you life with another family member, IE: cousins?
        i am 17 years old and have 2 children one 14 months and one 3 months with the same girl.Her family will not let us get married but they kicked her out and she lived with my family for 4 months. Then her parents made her move back home.I supported her while she lived with me.Does that constitute her being able to be financially independed from her parents so she could become emancipated?

      Well I've already been living on my own for over a month now. Me and my mom agree on me getting emancipated, but i don't think us going to court is necessary. We agree on the reason why i want to be on my own. So my question is if we agree on everything and there is no problem do we have to appear in court?

        Please help me... I have been Emotionally Abused by my mother for 3 years now, and I need to get out. I'm deppressed, and I live in a home that is not sutibly for a cockroach, it is gross. How can I get out? I couldn't possibly wait another 3 years.

      how can a 14 year old child become emancipated?


      How do I go about getting emancipated in Arizona


      im almost 15 and i don't like living at home. i know thats like every teens problem but i mean my mom has anger problems and she calls me the b word when shes mad at me and shes been drinking alot. i want to get emmancipated but i think im too young. what can i do?


      Can you be emancipated at the age of 15?

        Do I have to go to court for a hearing if I want to be emancipated?
        What is emancipation?
        Who can apply to be emancipated in Arizona?
        Where do I apply to be emancipated in Arizona?
        What are my rights and obligations if I am emancipated?
        What do I have to show the judge if I want to be emancipated?
        How does my emancipation affect my parents?
        What if my parents don't want me to be emancipated?
        Does emancipation affect my driver’s license?

      I am 16 and married my husband tells me that since I am a married minor, that I am now emancipated, is this true?

        If an emancipated minor is arrested and incarcerated would it be in juvenile detention or the adult jail.

      i am 16 and im married can i rent a hotel/motel go out out of town

        i was 14 when i got pregnant with my son. the father was 19 at the time. my mom knew before i got pregnant that i was having sex with him but now that i have a child with him she will not allow him to come see me or our son. she believes that she can get the rights of my child. also. i did not put the father on the birth cert. because she said the state would press charges. What are my rights, what are the fathers rights, and what rights does my mom have in this? is this a good qualifacation to get emancipated?
        I'm 15 and will soon be turning 16 in 3 months. I have a baby. My mom and i are always fighting in front of my son and we're always moving. And i think that's totally unstable. I have a job and i can be stable without moving around so many times. I want to know also, how do i go about putting the bio father on the birth certificate? Can my mom ever get rights over my son? My mom knew that my boyfriend and i were having sex and at the time i was 14 and he was 19 could he get charges pressed on him by mom since the child is 8 months could she still go and do that? Or is it too late? thanks

      If I get emancipated in Arizona, can I move to Washington state and still be emancipated?

        Is sex with an emancipated minor illegal?
        If your girlfriend is emancipated and you are over the age of 18 and she is 17 is she allowed to live with you?? Are you able to have sexual intercourse without any legal action?
        I live with my mother and stepfather. my mom had full custody of me. Do i have the choice of living with my father?

      I'm 17 And I have a kid.. I Want to Move Out. Since I Do Have a kid, Does that still make me a minor..? Or does that make me emancipated?


      If i am a run away for two or more weeks, am I considered emancipated??


      i will be 18 in 2 months can i be Emancipated but live at home if i am finantialy responsible for my self


      If I am emancipated, and still attending school but I'm staying with a relative, would I be able to apply for some sort of cash assistance and or medical insurance/food stamps?

        I am 16 years old. I own a successful company and could make it on my own if I were to be emancipated. However, I have read that in Arizona there is no emancipation law (you can't do it). There is NO possible way for me to become an adult, and take care of myself?
        What does it mean the minor is not ward of the court or states custody?
        Can I emancipate one parent and still live with the other?
        Where can I get information about birth certificates?

      My friend is 17 and emancipated. I'm looking to get emancipated as well, and if I live with her and split the rent, bills, etc, would that be viewed as living on my own by the courts? Or would I have to be seriously on my own?


      What happens if your parent does not want you emancipated but, you want it?

        I am 15 years old and I'm being emotionaly abused by my mother. My dads house isnt an option. Is there a way to get custody to my grandparents? Or do I have to get emancipated before I can freely live with them?

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