Ok, here's the issue.
My girlfriend's parents are crazy. Long story short, they want her out and want nothing to do with her legally. She is 17. She's still in school, she has a job, and she is independent.
They're were talking about calling in a lawyer for foster care, when I recommended her trying to get emancipated. Her friend's mom would be glad to let her live with her. What's the whole process to get emancipated? Does she have to get a lawyer? What would she have to sign?