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.