In 2005, the Arizona Legislature passed a law that permits Minors (persons who are at least 16, but not yet 18) to apply to be emancipated, that is, to be declared legally “an adult” responsible for their own food, housing, and medical care.

The law that permits emancipation imposes numerous requirements to qualify for emancipation and defines the rights and responsibilities of the emancipated minor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a juvenile be emancipated?

Yes, forms can be picked up at the Clerk's Office or at our Forms and Form Kits page.

How much is the filing fee?

Click here to go to Fees

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