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Termination of Parental Rights

The courts do NOT publish forms or instructions to start a court action to terminate parental rights. The Legal Fact Sheet on Termination of Parental Rights explains the basics on these kinds of cases. To get legal advice on your situation, you should talk with a lawyer.

Emancipation

Minnesota Statutes define who is a minor and who is an adult at MN Statutes § 645.451. Generally, being "emancipated" means that a minor has the same legal responsibilities as an adult. Minnesota Statutes do not specifically define a process by which a minor can become emancipated.

Courts will review "Petitions for Emancipation" and decide on a case-by-case basis if there is sufficient evidence to find that a minor may live "independently" of his/her parents or guardian. However, the courts do NOT publish forms or instructions to petition for "emancipation." The Legal Fact Sheet on Emancipation explains the basics on this area of law. To get legal advice on your situation, you should talk with a lawyer.

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