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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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  • 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.

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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 41 thru 60 of 67 record(s) Show all questions »       1   2  [ 3 ]  4    
        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?

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