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Emancipation - Becoming an Adult before Age 18

This toolkit tells you about emancipation of a minor child. Emancipation is releasing a minor from the care and control of the minor’s parents.

For general information about emancipation, read the Articles. Read the Common Questions if you have a specific question. If you want to ask the court to emancipate you, use the Forms link to prepare your forms. The Checklist below has step-by-step instructions for asking a court to emancipate you. Go to Courts & Agencies for information about the court or agency that will handle your case.

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