Emancipation

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Question: I have a daughter who just graduated high school and is going to be 18 in 3 weeks. I am moving out of state be for then. Is there any way for her to get her own apartment. She is also a full time college student and a part time worker. she makes enough to pay rent with no worry what so ever.

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Because she has not yet reached 18 apartment complexes may require you to sign with the minor. Sometimes an apartment will require a guarantor just in case someone defaults on their rent. The requirements of the apartment complexes will vary. If she has proof that she makes enough money (aka, paystubs) this may help the process.

If you are asking about the emancipation process, you may want to look to the laws on emancipation in the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 12, Chapter 15, Article 1, starting with A.R.S. § 12-2451. However, keep in mind that in the emancipation process, the court has up to 90 days to hear the emancipation request, at least 2 months before the hearing the court must notify the minor's parents and the parents have up to 30 days to object to the emanicpation. Therefore, the process could take a while and for someone who will turn 18 in 3 months, you may want to consider whether it is worth the expense and time.

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