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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.

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        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?
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