Emancipation of a Minor
How can I become emancipated?
The Emancipation Pamphlet, which provides basic information about emancipation proceedings is also available from the Court Clerk's office.
How do I proceed?
You must fill out the following forms which are available from the Family Law Clerk's Office:
- Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor (MC-300)
- Emancipation of a Minor - Income and Expense Declaration (MC-306)
- Notice of Hearing (MC-305)
- Declaration of Emancipation of Minor After Hearing (MC-310)
File them with the clerk's office. See the fee schedule for fees to file the petition. If fees present a hardship, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. The Request to Waive Court Fees (FW-001) is the basic fee waiver form. To learn more about this form and applying for a fee waiver, read the Information Sheet on Waiver of Superior Court Fees and Costs.