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From your question you would like to know if you can become emancipated at 16. In Michigan, you have to be at least 16 years old before you can request Emancipation. Since you are 16, you will have to prove to the Court, among other things, that you can be financially independent.
Under Michigan law a minor may be emancipated from his or her parents or guardian by operation of law or through a petition filed with the family division of the circuit court. MCL 722.4.
What it means by operation of law is that you either become legally married, are18 years old, or you are somehow on active duty with the US Armed Forces.
A petition for emancipation must be filed in the family division of circuit court in the county where you resides. The petition must be signed and notarized, and needs to include all of the following information:
(a) Your full name and birth date, and the county and state where the minor was born.
(b) A certified copy of the your birth certificate.
(c) The name and last known address of the your parents, guardian, or custodian.
(d) Your present address, and length of residency at that address.
(e) A declaration (statement) by you indicating that you have demonstrated the ability to manage your financial affairs, and any information you consider helpful to the judge.
(f) A declaration by you that you have the ability to manage your personal and social affairs.
(g) The petition must include an affidavit by any of the following individuals declaring that the individual has personal knowledge of the minor's circumstances and believes that under those circumstances emancipation is in the best interests of the minor:
(c) Member of the clergy.
(e) Family therapist.
(f) Certified social worker.
(g) Social worker.
(h) Social work technician.
(i) School administrator.
(j) School counselor.
(l) Law enforcement officer.
(m) Duly regulated child care provider.
After that you must serve a copy of the petition and a summons to on your parents or guardian.
Finally, the court will then have a hearing and determine if you have a legal right to be emancipated.