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    Emancipation of a Minor

    Arizona statutes, Title 12, provides the ability for a child of 16 years or older to petition the court to become emancipated from their parents. In order for the petition to be granted, the petitioner must meet a number of criteria indicating that he or she is able to be independent.

    The forms available on this site are generic and may be accepted by courts statewide. Please note that each court might have their own preferred forms. You can visit AZCourtHelp.org for more information about court-specific forms.

    Form Title Form No. Instructions
    Information on Emancipation in Arizona
    JE1H
    Juvenile Emancipation Information Sheet JE10F
    Motion to Seal Court Record (Request to Keep Information Confidential) JEMS10F  
    Petition for Emancipation of a Minor JE12F  
    Instructions: How to Fill Out the Petition for Emancipation of a Minor
    JE12I
    Consent to Emancipation of a Minor JE13F
     
    Instructions: Service of Petition and Proof of Service Filing
    AOC JVJESV1I
    Proof of Service AOC JVJESV2F  
    Response to Petition for Emancipation of a Minor JE31F  
    Responding to a Petition for Emancipation - Information and Instructions
    JE31I
    Preparing for and Attending the Court Hearing for Emancipation of a Minor   JE68H
    Order for Emancipation of a Minor JE80F  



    The information offered on this site is made available as a public service and is not intended to take the place of legal advice. If you do not understand something, have trouble filling out any of the forms or are not sure these forms and instructions apply to your situation, see an attorney for help. Before filing documents with the court, you might consider contacting an attorney to help guard against undesired and unexpected consequences.

    Not all forms may be accepted in all Arizona courts – you should contact the superior court clerk of the court in which you will be filing to confirm the use of a particular form, determine whether any additional forms are required and verify the filing fees. The Supreme Court assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these documents, including reliance on their contents.