Just like the question states, how long does it take on average? And how would i get the petition?
Hopefully you mean as a minor.
There is no average - every case is different based on the facts, including your age, if you can support yourself, the reason why you want to be emancipated, etc.
You would get the petition from the lawyer you hire to represent you. You might contact the legal clinic at South Texas College of Law and ask if they take those kinds of cases.
Just like every other area of the law, there really is no good answer to this question. If you are 17 and 3 months from your birthday, you may want to just save you money. If you're 16 and in a desperate situation, then maybe go for it.
In addition to the referral the other attorney gave, you may check with Lone Star Legal Aid to see if they can help.
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