Emancipation Form Criteria

A child 16 years and older is able to petition the court to become emancipated from their parents.  For this to happen the youth must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 16 years old
  • A resident of Arizona
  • Financially self-sufficient
  • Have a written statement saying that they understand the process, risks, and rights involved
  • The youth is not a ward of the court or in the custody of the state

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