INSTRUCTIONS: JUVENILE PETITION FOR EMANCIPATION (AOC-J-900M)
According to §7B-3504 of the North Carolina Statutes, the court will consider the following factors when a minor 16 years or older is seeking emancipation:
· parental need for the earnings of the petitioner
· petitioner’s ability to function as adult
· petitioner’s need to contract as adult or marry
· employment status of the petitioner and their living arrangements
· events in the family that may threaten reconciliation between family and petitioner
· petitioner’s rejection of supervision or support
· overall quality of supervision or support
“Juvenile Petition for Emancipation AOC-J-900M Step 1”
In the heading of the form, you need to provide the county where your parents or guardian preside, as well as your full legal name, date of birth, age, social security number, and place of birth. The Clerk of Court will provide you with a file number.
“Juvenile Petition for Emancipation AOC-J-900M Step 2”
Section 1 of the form requires the petitioner to attach a copy of your birth certificate. The copy must be a certified copy and not a photocopy.
“Juvenile Petition for Emancipation AOC-J-900M Step 3”
Section 2 requires the petitioner to list the names and address of both of their parents or their guardian or custodian. If you cannot locate a parent, you need to specify that you tried to reach the parent but could not.
“Juvenile Petition for Emancipation AOC-J-900M Step 4”
Section 3 requires the petitioner to state their current address and how long they have lived as the residence.
“Juvenile Petition for Emancipation AOC-J-900M Step 5”
Section 4 requires the petitioner to list the reasons they are seeking emancipation. If you need more room, you can attach another document and state “See attached copy” at the bottom of section 4.
“Juvenile Petition for Emancipation AOC-J-900M Step 6”
Section 5 requires the petitioner to state how they are going to meet their own needs and living expenses. The form suggests that the petitioner attach a statement from their employer stating the total amount of wages earned.
“Juvenile Petition for Emancipation AOC-J-900M Step 7”
Sign and date the proper section under the “Verification” section. Print your name below your signature. The form must be signed in front of Notary Public.
Note: According to §7B-3503 of the statues, the court may require the juvenile to be examined by a psychiatrist or other expert.