Emancipation

Form MC300 Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor


Form MC300 Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor

INSTRUCTIONS: PETITION FOR DECLARATION OF EMANCIPATION OF MINOR (MC-300) 

 

“Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor MC-300 Step 1”

Fill out all information the petition asks for, and make sure you sign the petition and write the date.  You’ll have to attach the following forms to the petition as well:

· Emancipation of Minor Income and Expense Declaration MC-306

· Notice of Hearing — Emancipation of Minor MC-305

· Declaration of Emancipation of Minor After Hearing MC-310

Local courts may require additional forms as well.  Research your local court under the following link: https://www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm

“Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor MC-300 Step 2”

Write a statement to the court explaining the following:

· How you live

· Why you’re seeking emancipation

· How you support yourself

· How you support your children if you have any

If you have parents, tell the court when you last saw them.  If you don’t want to tell your parents about the petition, explain to the court why.

“Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor MC-300 Step 3”

Have your paperwork reviewed by the family law facilitator or the self-help center to make sure you filled out the paperwork correctly.

“Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor MC-300 Step 4”

Make copies of your forms and statements and ask the court clerk how many copies you need for each form.  Ask the clerk how the court handles your specific emancipation.

“Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor MC-300 Step 5”

Ask your clerk if you need a hearing or not.  Some counties require a hearing in all cases, and other counties only require a hearing if the parent do not agree to the emancipation.

“Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor MC-300 Step 6”

You’ll most likely have to give notice to your parents or guardian.  You need someone 18 or older to serve form MC-305 to the parent or guardian and then fill out Proof of Service POS-040.

“Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor MC-300 Step 7”

Before the court hearing, fill out Declaration of Emancipation of Minor After Hearing MC-310.  Fill out the top of the form and the judge will fill out the rest. 

“Petition for Declaration of Emancipation of Minor MC-300 Step 7”

If the judge approves the emancipation, take the forms back to the clerk and get certified copies. 

 

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Form EM01-010 Petition for Emancipation


Form EM01-010 Petition for Emancipation

INSTRUCTIONS: PETITION FOR EMANCIPATION (PTE) (WPF EM 01.0100)

 

According to RCW 13.64.010, any minor who is 16 years or older and a resident of the state may file with the superior court for emancipation.  All procedures for emancipation are listed with Chapter 13.64. 

While filing for emancipation, you’ll need the following forms:

· WPF EM 01.0100 Petition for Emancipation (PTE)

· WPF EM 01.0200 Notice of Hearing (NTHG)

· WPF EM 01.0300 Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem (ORAPGL)

· WPF EM 01.0400 Decree of Emancipation (DCE)

· WPF EM 01.0500 Order Denying Petition for Emancipation (ORDYMT)

You can locate these forms at the following link: https://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/?fa=forms.contribute&formID=17

“Petition for Emancipation (PTE) WPF EM 01.0100 Step 1”

In the heading of the petition, list your name and your date of birth.  The Clerk of Court will fill in the rest.

“Petition for Emancipation (PTE) WPF EM 01.0100 Step 2”

In paragraph 1.1, provide your full legal name, your current address, the date you moved into the address, your full date of birth, and the state and county of your birth. 

You’ll also have to attach a certified copy of your birth certificate.  The certified copy cannot be a photocopy. 

“Petition for Emancipation (PTE) WPF EM 01.0100 Step 3”

In paragraph 1.3, you need to list the full legal name of your parents, legal guardian, or your legal custodian.  You also need to list the last known address of your parents, guardian, or custodian.  If your parents live apart from each other, list both addresses.

“Petition for Emancipation (PTE) WPF EM 01.0100 Step 4”

In paragraph 1.4, you need to provide evidence that you can manage your own financial affairs.  You should consider attaching a statement from your employer. 

“Petition for Emancipation (PTE) WPF EM 01.0100 Step 5”

Paragraph 1.5 states that you’re mature enough to live on your own and manage your personal, social, education, and nonfinancial affairs.  Consider attaching documentation from good-standing community members such as teachers, counselors, etc.

“Petition for Emancipation (PTE) WPF EM 01.0100 Step 6”

Paragraph 1.6 lets you provide any further evidence that may convince the court to grant emancipation.

“Petition for Emancipation (PTE) WPF EM 01.0100 Step 7”

At the bottom of the form, sign and print your name in both locations.  Be aware that there will be filing fees.  You also need to provide your parents or guardian with notification and copies. 

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