Emancipation of Minors

Emancipation of Minors

The law regarding emancipation in Michigan is found in Michigan Compiled Laws at Section 722.4.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Emancipation Counter Packet that you can print out.

Forms:          Petition for Emancipation

Financial Statement 


Request for Verification of Employment

Order following Hearing on Petition for Emancipation

What is Emancipation? Emancipation is defined as the freeing of someone from the control of another. Emancipation of a minor means the parents losing of rights in or authority and control over a minor. Emancipation gives the minor some of the rights and responsibilities of an adult. Emancipation does not make a minor into an adult and does not give the minor adult status for all things.