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Question: When my doctor told me I was pregnant, he also said that does make me legally emancipated. Is this true? Ive searched so much on it and everyone says ots not.
Answer: Pregnancy alone does not emancipate a minor from her parents. A minor seeking emancipation must follow the legal procedures under Arizona law to gain emancipation. This involves filing a petition for emancipation with the clerk of the county superior court. A.R.S. § 12-2451(A). A judge of the superior court will consider a variety of factors, including the minor's pregnancy, in determining whether to grant emancipation. A.R.S. § 12-2453. Pregnancy is not the deciding factor in granting emancipation, and pregnancy does not grant a minor automatic emancipation from her parents. For more information on emancipation in Arizona, check the Law For Kids article: http://www.lawforkids.org/Laws/emancipation
When my doctor told me I was pregnant, he also said that does make me legally emancipated. Is this true? Ive searched so much on it and everyone says ots not.
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