- The Emancipation Court Procedure
An overview of the process involved in filing a petition for emancipation. Learn about the requirements of an emancipation petition, how the child’s best interests are defined, and much more.
- Automatic Emancipation
In certain circumstances, a minor may be emancipated from his or her parents’ care without seeking a court order. Learn about the situations in which emancipation may be automatic, including joining the armed forces and getting married.
- Criteria for an Emancipation Ruling
A look at the factors courts consider when making a minor emancipation determination. In this section, you’ll find information on common criteria for an emancipation ruling, including how to define the “best interests” of the child.
- State Emancipation Laws
A collection of state laws on emancipation of minors. Learn about your state’s stance on minor emancipation, the process involved, the criteria considered when making a determination, and more.