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Juvenile Issues

Emancipation Instructions

Filling in the Forms

A) PETITION FOR EMANCIPATION

  1. the county where you live

  2. your legal name

  3. your age (you must be at least 16 years old)

  4. the case number that will be assigned by the circuit

    clerk’s office

  5. your legal name

  6. the county where you live

  7. your parents’ names—if your parents are still married

    and living together they will both have to sign a waiver and consent form—if either parent is out of the picture, your legal guardian will have to sign the consent form— if joint legal custody is involved, both parents will need to sign—if the parent does not have custody or is deceased, write “None”

  8. your signature

Address after signing your legal name.

B) VERIFICATION

  1. the county of the notary public signing this verification

  2. your legal name

  3. your signature

The notary public will fill out the rest of the sheet.

C) WAIVER AND CONSENT TO PETITION FOR EMANCIPATION

This will need to be done two times if both parents are your legal guardians

  1. the county where you live

  2. your legal name

  3. your age

  4. your legal name

  5. legal guardian’s name

Address using your legal guardians’ address.

D) VERIFICATION
17. the county of the notary public signing this verification 18. your legal name
19. your parent’s name and signature

The notary public will fill out the rest of the sheet.

SUMMONS
You will need two summons if your parents are living in different locations.

20. the county where you live 21. your legal name
22. your age
23. the case number assigned

24. your legal name
25. your address
26. your parents’ names 27. your parents’ address

ORDER EMANCIPATING MINOR

28. the county where you live

29. your legal name
30. your age

31. the county where you live
The judge will fill in the rest of the order.