I am a 17 year old girl from Indiana, and I live with a friend where I pay rent and provide for myself. My mother who is my only custodial parent will not willingly emancipate me, but will not fight it if I go to court. The reason for wanting to go through this process if because of an unfit home. My goal is to get an apartment that is closer to the office I am working in and my high school. To do this, I know I must be emancipated or 18. Because of my specific situation, I do not have time to wait until my 18th birthday. This is why I need to have some sort of idea on how long this could take, taking into consideration my current financial status.