Read the checklist at the end of this toolkit to understand the entire process.To learn more about getting emancipated, read the article I Want to Be Emancipated. You must be a resident of the State of Michigan to be emancipated in Michigan.You can request a rush, which will take about two weeks, but it will cost more money. If you order your copy online, you will need a credit or debit card to pay the fees.If you order it by mail, you can pay with a money order or certified check. If you order it in person, you can also pay with cash. As long as you are a resident of the State of Michigan, you can file a petition for emancipation in the family division of the circuit court in the county where you currently live.File your petition for emancipation in the family division of the circuit court where you live.
It gives the minor many of an adult’s rights and responsibilities. You will have many of an adult’s rights and responsibilities. If you can’t handle these decisions, emancipation may not be right for you.
You must send or give a copy of your petition for emancipation, summons, and notice of hearing to your parents, guardians, or custodians.
You must also send or give a notice of hearing to the person who signed the affidavit on your petition for emancipation.
Emancipation can happen by operation of law or by a court order. For example, if you’re emancipated you can live on your own. The emancipation process starts when you file a petition for emancipation in the family division of the circuit court where you live.
You can use our Do-It-Yourself Emancipation to create your petition.