Emancipation of Minors

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This section of has information and resources about Emancipation of Minors issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Local Forms and Self-Help Information

    For local forms and information for your county, click the title to see the SELF-HELP FORMS AND INFORMATION sub-topic. Counties are listed alphabetically after some generally applicable forms or you can set your location on the page to see only forms applicable for that location. Content Detail

  • PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

    Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts. Content Detail

    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

    North Penn Legal Services
  • Emancipation

    Information on the emancipation of a minor from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

    Erie County Bar Association
  • Emancipation, or Living Away From Your Parents, in Pennsylvania

    This resource from the Juvenile Law Center addresses some of the most common questions about living away from your parents. More information is contained is the full fact sheet which you can download from the web page. Content Detail

    Juvenile Law Center
  • Legal Briefs: You’re eighteen and a graduate – now know the law

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the June 7, 2011 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Becoming a legal adult brings both great opportunities as well as responsibilities. Here are the most likely problem areas and some helpful tips to get through this time of change. Content Detail

    Allegheny County Bar Association