What is emancipation?

Emancipation is a way for those under 18 to gain some of the rights and responsibilities of adults.

If you are emancipated, you gain many adult rights.


Where can I get help?

For free help, call one of the organization linked below. They can answer your questions and help you fill out the forms you need for emancipation.


How will the court decide?

In some counties, the court orders an investigation before deciding. If your county does that, someone will contact you. The investigator may talk to other people, too, including your parents. The investigator will write a report about your situation and give it to the court.