Becoming an Emancipated Minor 

Emancipation is a legal term to describe a minor’s release from the custody and control of his or her parents or guardian.  Emancipation automatically occurs when a person turns 18, but the Court can grant a limited emancipation order for individuals between ages 16 and 18. 

Forms with Guidance

Self-Represented Litigant Emancipation Packet

Generic Forms


MCA Title 41, Ch. 1, Part 5. Limited Emancipation

What is Emancipation?, brochure from Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)

Montana G218 [Guide to Turning 18], from the State Bar of Montana, Law Related Education Committee