Emancipation

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Question: at what age can i b emancipated?

Answer:

In Arizona, Title 12, Chapter 15 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) contains the laws about emancipation (beginning with A.R.S. § 12-2451). Section (A) of A.R.S. § 12-2451 states:

A minor who wishes to be emancipated may file a petition for an emancipation order with the clerk of the court in the county in which the minor resides if all of the following apply:

  1. The minor is at least sixteen years of age.
  2. The minor is a resident of this state.
  3. The minor is financially self-sufficient.
  4. The minor acknowledges in writing that the minor has read and understands information that is provided by the court and that explains the rights and obligations of an emancipated minor and the potential risks and consequences of emancipation.
  5. The minor is not a ward of the court and is not in the care, custody and control of a state agency.

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