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FAQ - Emancipation

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What are my rights and obligations if I am emancipated?

If the judge grants your petition for emancipation you will be treated as an adult of the following purposes:

  • the right to enter into a binding contract
  • the ability to sue and be sued
  • the right to buy and sell real estate
  • the right to live independently
  • the legal duty to pay child support if you have a child
  • the ability to apply for loans and create your own debt
  • the right to consent to medical, dental, and mental health care for yourself and your child and obtain your records
  • the right to further you education
  • the right to obtain social services
  • the right to operate certain equipment and perform certain services


LawforKids - Emancipation

Emancipation Forms

Emancipation Criteria