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  • Is there a way to move in with my uncle?

    My dad passed away last year, and ever since then my mom hasn't been the same. One of my brothers also hurt me last year when I was defending my mom said it wasn't my business and that I should just leave the conversation, but I couldn't just stand there and let him yell at her for something stupid. She now let him and my oldest brother move back in with us, when she's had issues with them before. I'm at my uncle's house this weekend, and I'm scared to home . I'm always scared around my brother. I want to Liv with my uncle, but I also love my mom and don't want to leave her. But, she isn't being the nicest person right now. She doesn't listen to what I tell her she just brushes it off. And I feel like I just weigh her down when she's already struggling with food and money. She also doesn't really like my uncle and Aunt it took awhile to just convince her to let me come over for the weekend. But, I want to live with them and they wouldn't mind me living with em but I don't know how to get them legal custody of me.

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    It sounds like you live in a chaotic household and do not feel safe there. It is understandable that you would not want to go back to live with them in the house. We know that you mentioned that your brother has hurt you before, when you were defending your mother. We need you to know that no one has the right to hurt you in any way. If you feel like your mother’s home is no longer safe place for you while they are there it could be a good idea to talk to her about living arrangements. It sounds like staying with your uncle could be a long term solution but you are unsure of how to start the process. If you get your mother to consent of letting you live there that is usually enough to do so, but please note that since this is not legally binding she has the right to change her mind at any time. Getting custody transferred is more of a legal process that you would have to go to court for. You deserve to feel safe wherever you live and you always have the right to protect your safety.
    Since there is so much going on, it might be helpful to call us here to discuss this situation in more detail. We just want to make sure you’re safe and have a plan for any course of action you end up taking. If you’re unable to call in, you could try our Live Chat on this website.
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    • #3
      Okay, I don't feel safe calling a random person though and I have no data. I'm on wifi. In a way it is chaotic. By the way I doubt my mom will let me stay with them since she doesn't like them. And would probably not let come. I how could I live chat?


      • ccsmod6
        ccsmod6 commented
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        Hello, again you can chat with us by going to, (click on the chat button). We understand that talking to a stranger may be a little scary. We hope that by chatting with us we can help in some way.

    • #4
      I am 11 years old. My mom and dad can get annoying sometimes and i would rather live with my uncle.


      • ccsmod16
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        Thank you for reaching out to us; we are glad that you did. We are very sorry to hear how stressful it is at home for you with your dad getting annoying sometimes. It is understandable that living with your uncle sounds better.

        We hope that you might reach out to us by phone or chat so that we can help you figure out how you want to handle this situation. The best way for us to help you is by listening to you and helping you figure out your options. We are here for you 24/7 either by calling 1-800-786-2929 or via live chat through

        We really hope to hear from you so that we can talk this over. We are confidential and are here 24/7 to listen and help.
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