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    Hi I'm BRI. And ive barely moved from Arlington to oakcliff. I have lived in Arlington basically my whole life with my mom , my parents are divorced have been even before I was born. And me and my mom weren't really doing so well in the year of 2014 and now my dad got custody and I thought it would be better for me but now that I've only been here for almost 3 months, he's very controlive, I feel uncomfortable around him, he won't even let me go to a friends house or with my mom. My mom was lenient with the rules, but I've never gotten in trouble done drugs or anything, I would just hang out with my friends a lot. And I can't take this argueing dad after day. I don't like his wife , I don't really talk to anyone in the house. I feel like Rapunzel locked up the very hot tower. I wanna runaway to my mom but I am 16 and I want to know if the police find me can they force to go back with my dad since I am of age?

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    re: I can't live here .

    Hey there,

    Thank you for being able to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It seems like you are going through a pretty tough time at this point in your life and we want you to know that we are here to listen and to help in the best way that we can. From what you shared, it seems like you are ready to go live with your mom but want to be clear of any legal consequences.

    You ask a great question, unfortunately, we are not legal experts here which means that we would only be able to speak generally about your situation. In most states, because you are still considered a minor, your father would be able to file a runaway report and if you were found, you would typically be forced to go back home. There is also a law called harboring a runaway that your mother could potentially be charged with. Basically it means that the person you are staying with could get in trouble for allowing you to stay there, the charges for that can vary from fines to jail time. If you would like more sturdy answers, please feel free to reach out to your local police department and ask some general questions about what could possibly happen.

    We hope that we were able to let you know a little more about what we do and explain our services. We want you to know that our lines are open 24/7 and we can be reached at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We also have a live chat program that is available every day from 4:30 PM until 11:30 PM CST. We wish you the best of luck and hope to hear from you soon.

    Stay strong,

    NRS
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