2015 Georgia Code
Title 15 - COURTS
Chapter 11 - JUVENILE CODE
Article 10 - EMANCIPATION
§ 15-11-721 - Petition requirements

GA Code § 15-11-721 (2015) What's This?

A child seeking emancipation shall file a petition for emancipation in the juvenile court in the county where such child resides. The petition shall be signed and verified by the petitioner, and shall include:

(1) The petitioner's full name and birth date and the county and state where the petitioner was born;

(2) A certified copy of the petitioner's birth certificate;

(3) The name and last known address of the petitioner's parent, guardian, or legal custodian and, if no parent, guardian, or legal custodian can be found, the name and address of the petitioner's nearest living relative residing within this state;

(4) The petitioner's present address and length of residency at that address;

(5) A declaration by the petitioner demonstrating the ability to manage his or her financial affairs together with any information necessary to support the declaration;

(6) A declaration by the petitioner demonstrating the ability to manage his or her personal and social affairs together with any information necessary to support the declaration; and

(7) The names of individuals who have personal knowledge of the petitioner's circumstances and believe that under those circumstances emancipation is in the best interests of the petitioner. Such individuals may include any of the following:

(A) A licensed physician, physician assistant, or osteopath;

(B) A registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse;

(C) A licensed psychologist;

(D) A licensed professional counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist;

(E) A school guidance counselor, school social worker, or school psychologist;

(F) A school administrator, school principal, or school teacher;

(G) A member of the clergy;

(H) A law enforcement officer; or

(I) An attorney.

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