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Emancipation is the process of changing the legal status of a minor to that of an adult. 

This LibGuide will provide:

  • basic information about how to obtain an emancipation in Louisiana;
  • basic information on the legal process of emancipation; and
  • resources for additional information and assistance.

What this libguide cannot do:

  • Provide a full and complete guide to emancipation;
  • Provide a printable emancipation form to complete; or
  • Replace the advice of an attorney. 

The guide is meant to help someone who is not represented by a lawyer understand the general rules and procedures of emancipation in Louisiana. It is not a complete guide to the law nor does it discuss every issue or aspect of the law that may affect your case.This information is not meant to replace State laws or Court Rules. The purpose of this guide is to give general information and help you learn about your legal issue.

This libguide is still in development and the information is not guaranteed to be accurate. For additional resources and/or to find assistance in your parish, visit


The Legal Education and Assistance Program (LEAP) is a project sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association, with the support of the Louisiana Library Association, the Law Library of Louisiana, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Acadiana Legal Services, and Legal Services of North Louisiana. LEAP aims to provide support and assistance to public librarians throughout the state by providing them with the tools to help their patrons with their legal questions. LEAP understands that librarians are prohibited from providing legal advice, but instead helps them provide legal information, including referrals to attorneys.