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Form Packet for Emancipation

Form Packet for Emancipation

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Form Packet for Emancipation

INSTRUCTIONS: PETITION FOR EMANCIPATION OF A MINOR CHILD 

 

There is no statewide petition in Florida because each separate district has different forms.  The forms are all but related, and the petition listed above is for the 2nd Judicial District and Leon County in Florida. 

“Petition for Emancipation of a Minor Child Step 1”

If you’re a minor, you need to meet the requirements under F.S. 743 in order to file the petition.  You must be at least 16 years old to file for emancipation in Florida.

“Petition for Emancipation of a Minor Child Step 2”

The following forms need submitted with the petition:

· Civil Cover Sheet

· Summons (in most cases)

· Notice of Permanent Mailing Address

· Motion for Default

· Statement of Responsibility

“Petition for Emancipation of a Minor Child Step 3”

The minor must place their legal name in all appropriate boxes within the petition, and the Clerk’s office will provide the judicial number, case number, and division.  The original petition needs signed in front of notary public or a deputy clerk, and the petition needs completed and filed by the legal guardians or a guardian ad litem to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

“Petition for Emancipation of a Minor Child Step 4”

All the filing fees needed paid at the time of submitting the petition and other documents.  If you can’t afford to pay the fees, you can fill out an Application for Indigence.

“Petition for Emancipation of a Minor Child Step 5”

The petitioners will be given a case number and a telephone number for the case manager.

“Petition for Emancipation of a Minor Child Step 6”

The petitioner will hear from the case manager in four weeks about a court date.

“Petition for Emancipation of a Minor Child Step 7”

The deputy clerk will provide copies of the Final Judgment if entered at the court hearing.  There will be other fees for certification and recording. 

“Petition for Emancipation of a Minor Child Step 8”

If the court determines the emancipation is in the best interests of the child, the judge will grant the motion and the order will be recorded within public records in the county the action was filed.  The minor needs to obtain certified copies of the order for their records. 


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