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  • #16
    !7 years old

    Hello,
    Thanks for posting,
    It sounds like you have a plan for when you move away from your mom but you are unsure as to what legal problems you or your friend might face if you move out of state at the age of 17.
    Does that sound right?

    Unfortunately since NRS is not experts in the law we cannot give you an answer to this particular situation. You can however check with your local law enforcement in your hometown and perhaps from the town in Georgia you plan on moving and get more specific legal information on this subject.
    We are sorry we cannot provide you with the exact information but you are welcome to call our 24hr crisis line at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) if you would like to explore services for legal information and referrals in your area.

    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.
    Take Care
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    • #17
      ??????

      am i able to move out of one of my parents house for the others at 17 or not. i have heard from a friend that the state law says i can and she is going to do it when she turns 17, but i really need to know.

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      • #18
        Re: ??????

        Hello,
        Thanks for reaching out to us. Sounds like you're going through a tough time and we'll try and help out as best as we can.

        It sounds like you're trying to figure out if you're legally allowed to live with the other parent of yours. Do you know if this parent (the one you're trying to go to) has shared custody with the other one? That might be good to know because if they have partial custody they they might have to be careful about other things since they're supposed to be working with the other parent.

        And the thing you've heard is somethign we've heard as well. Michigan is one of the tricky states where some of the counties allow 17 year old youth to move out of their parent's house. The best way to find that out is to call the non-emergency police department and see what the "Age of Majority" is in that area.

        If you'd like to explore more options and see what else is available for you, please call us at 1800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We're anonymous, confidential and available 24/7. We're here to listen, here to help.

        Best,
        NRS
        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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        • #19
          can I move out now im 17 going to be 18 April 25th

          The reason why im asking is because the past 3 years since I have been with my boyfriend my parents have been treating me like crap more my step dad and my mom always takes his side because he gets very mean and will yell in your face and push you just be very rude. Well anyways they dont like my boyfriend for the most stupidest reasons they will say hes no good saying he is lazy he is controlling and etc and hes not at all they point out all the flaws in people and since I have been with him my step dad will be so fake to his face but talk crap behind his back saying I f**kin hate him I wish I could go beat his a** and I will not care about it either I mean just yesterday I made a mistake and said something out of anger and he flips out on me say he cant stand me he wants me out of this house the only reason why my stuff aint out is because of my mom and he was saying that my boyfriend is lucky he can control his anger because he would go over there and beat him to death and my boyfriend has done nothing to him...my step dad his pushed me and called me out of my name and tried chocking me but my mom walked in and stopped it...and now im pregnant im 27 weeks I cant let him stress me out and make me sick its not good for my babies health....im scared of being in my own home..so I was wondering if I could move out now.

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          • #20
            Thank you for reaching out to us and telling us about what’s going on at home right now. It sounds like you are in a very scary situation right now and it’s great that you have contacted us for assistance. Hopefully we can provide you with some assistance or resources that will help you and your baby stay safe.

            It sounds like things with your stepdad got really intense yesterday and we’re sorry that he said those things to you. We are also sorry to hear that he has made threats against your boyfriend. Nobody deserves to be afraid or feel unsafe when they are at home. It also sounds like your mom is aware of what’s going on at home and even stopped him from hurting you yesterday. It’s great that she was there to help you then; can you tell us more about your relationship with your mom? One option you may have is to file a report with Child Protective Services since your step dad is putting you and your baby into an unsafe environment.

            You said that you are 27 weeks pregnant and it sounds like you are concerned about the baby’s health. If you were to leave home, do you have a safe place to go? One of the things that we may be able to help you with is to locate a shelter or other safe place for you. However, since you are still considered to be a minor, they may require parental consent to let you stay there. If you leave home without parental consent, your parents may have the option to file a runaway report with the local police department. We aren’t legally trained here so we can’t say for sure what would happen but it is our general understanding that while a youth is under 18, their parents are still legally responsible for them and their well being. In some states though, if a youth is close to turning 18 they may not take a report from the parent but only the police would be able to tell you exactly what they would do in a situation like that. If you would like to call and talk with them, we can definitely help you out by doing a conference call.

            Here at the National Runaway Safeline, we are a confidential and anonymous hotline for youth. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our online chat services from 4:30 PM-11:30 PM (CST), 7 days a week.

            We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck!

            ~NRS
            Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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            • #21
              I'm 17. And want to move out.

              Hi. I'm 17. And my boyfriend has his own place. I want to move in with him. I'm from michigan and I'll be 18 in September. But I want to move out of my moms house now. I just can't take living here anymore, I'm constantly getting yelled at. And blamed for everything. Iv got depression from all this. I have medication to help though. I don't like my step dad AT ALL! I'll be getting a couple jobs and ill be getting my license in a month or two. I'll be taking my GED in September or I might take online classes. I will be graduating when I'm 19. I just want to know if I can move out and not get into trouble?

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              • #22
                Re: I'm 17. And I want to move out.

                It sounds like you are going through a tough time at home and it has gotten to the point that you are thinking about leaving. We appreciate you reaching out and sharing a bit about your situation. You mentioned that you live with your mom and step dad and you feel they are constantly yelling at you and blaming you for things. Does your mom have any idea how upset you are feeling about everything going on at home?

                It’s good to hear you have a safe place to stay with your boyfriend and it sounds like you have a plan to work and get your GED. In most states the age of majority, when you can leave home without permission, is 18. But 17 is tricky and you are going to be 18 in Sept which makes a difference. Often times we may hear that at 17, especially in Michigan, police may not take a runaway report or make a youth return back home. Usually the best way to get that information for your area is to contact your local police on a non emergency number and see if they would take a report or make a 17 year old return home.

                If you need any further support you can always feel free to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. If you would like to talk with someone immediately you can call us at our 24 hour hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We also have a live chat that is available from 4:30p to 11:30p CST. All of our services are completely confidential and anonymous and there is always someone here to listen and here to help. We can help you talk through your situation and figure out what options may help and even find helpful resources in your area if needed. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime. Take care.
                Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                National Runaway Safeline
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                1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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                • #23
                  help

                  i cant stand my aunt who is my legal guardian can I move out Im 17

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                  • #24
                    Thank you for reaching out to us and asking us about leaving home. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation right now and it's great that you are trying to figure out what your rights are. Unfortunately, we aren't legally trained so we can't say for sure if you would be able to leave home but we can try to give you some general ideas about what could happen. We can also try to help you find some resources that will provide you with some specific answers as well.

                    It is our general understanding that until a youth turns 18, their legal guardians are still responsible for them. If you were to leave before turning 18, your aunt may have the option to file a runaway report with the local police department. If she were to do that and the police located you, they may either take you home or take you to the police department to call your aunt. Do you think that she would call the police?

                    Here at the National Runaway Safeline, we are a confidential and anonymous crisis line for youth. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our online chat from 4:30 PM-11:30 PM (CST), 7 days a week if you'd like to talk more about what's going on or to explore what resources may be available to you.

                    We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck!

                    ~NRS
                    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                    National Runaway Safeline
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                    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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                    • #25
                      ???

                      im 17 and my moms bf is a dusochbag and i hate im in school, i was worring if i could move in with my aunt who was married in to my family she rasied me. im sick of being treated like crap everyday i hate living in my house it make me fell lke a bad girlfriend bc i take my anger out on my boyfriend. i just want to move out???

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                      • #26
                        ???

                        Thank you for reaching out with your questions and concerns. It sounds like you are really fed up with your situation at home and it has gotten to the point that you are thinking of leaving. You mentioned that you and your mom’s boyfriend do not get along and it really is starting to affect things at home. Does your mom know how you are feeling or have you tried to talk with her about it? It sounds like you can stay with your aunt if you decide to go. It’s good to hear you have a safe place to stay if you do leave but it sounds like your concern right now is that you are only 17 and you are not sure if you can leave without permission.

                        In most states the age of majority, when a youth can leave home without permission is 18. But 17 is tricky and we sometimes hear that in Michigan police may not take a report or make a youth return home. Usually the best way to get the most accurate information is to contact your local police on a non emergency number and see if they will make a runaway report for a youth who is 17 or make a youth return home. Because they are the ones that are enforcing these laws it is usually best to speak with them. Do you think your mom would make a report if you left? That would be a factor to think about as well.

                        While we can’t make this decision for you, there is always someone here to provide support and discuss safe options and resources. If you would like to discuss your situation more in depth you can always reach out to us at our 24 hour hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We also have a live chat available from 4:30p to 11:30p CST through our website www.1800runaway.org. Feel free to contact us anytime. There is always someone here to listen and here to help.
                        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                        National Runaway Safeline
                        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
                        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

                        Tell us what you think about your experience!
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                        • #27
                          My parents used to physically abuse me. Now since my father is on probation it's just a lot of mental/emotional abuse. I'm turning 17 in September and I wanted to know if I would be filed as a runaway if I leave home to move in with a close friend. I live in Washtenaw County. (Michigan)

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                          • #28
                            re: ???

                            Hi there,

                            Thanks for reaching out to us today and it sounds like you've been having a really tough time at home. We're sorry you've had to deal with abuse from your parents, that sounds like it's just been a lot to handle. In terms of the question you were asking, since you are 17, you are still considered a minor. Because of that, if you leave your parents can file a runaway report. Since we aren't legal experts we can't say for sure what will happen but we can speak generally. Because you are close to 18, the police will generally make less of an effort than if you were 12 or 13. That being said, it doesn't mean they won't make the report and be aware of it, but the chances of them actively searching for you are more slim.

                            It also sounds like there has been abuse in your home so if you have filed an abuse report the police will usually look at that over a runaway report because they want to make sure you are safe. If you have not filed an abuse report and you don't feel safe or feel like you'd like to report it, you can always do so through your states abuse reporting line which is 1855-444-3911. If you don't feel comfortable calling yourself, you can always call us and we can either do it with you, or you can tell us the information and we can make it anonymously.

                            If that is not something you feel comfortable doing, that's still okay, we just want to make sure you feel safe. If you want to talk about anything else or ask other questions you can always call or chat with us. We are 24/7 anonymous and confidential. You can reach us at 1800-RUNAWAY or from the hours of 4:30-11:30 through chat at www.1800runaway.org. We look forward to your call or chat.

                            Hope this helps and best of luck,

                            NRS
                            Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                            National Runaway Safeline
                            [email protected] (Crisis Email)
                            1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

                            Tell us what you think about your experience!
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                            • #29
                              help please!

                              I am 16 turning 17 next month I ranaway and got caught now I'm hoping I can just move out at 17 my dad is very abuseive physically and mentally I love my mom my brother who's 18 and lives here also has no problems my dad is sexest and treats me and my mother like garbage when I was little I would always find him hitting my mom and her crying saying just go back to bed were just talking and just today he choked me so I called the cops and they didn't do anything I can honestly say he's the evilest man I've ever met I just need to get out I talked to the school Consuler and she said I needed help when I told my parents they didn't get me help until after I ran away I just don't want todo somthing stupid I am depressed I can support my self I just need answers please help me I don't feel safe here please i have to do all cleaning in my house with no help nobody picks up after themselfs so it's very stressful please just help

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                              • #30
                                re: help please!

                                Hi there,

                                Thanks for reaching out to us today. It sounds like you're dealing with a really stressful situation, and trying to find help is a great first step. It's understandable that you are feeling scared and overwhelmed by your dad. He is and was wrong to treat your mom that way. It was smart of you to reach out, so let's see how we can help you out.

                                It's important to note that while we can speak generally about situations we typically encounter, we're not legal experts here. To that end, we can't give out any formal legal advice. Because you are under 18, it is considered a status offense for you to leave home without your parents' permission. What this means is that your parents would be legally obligated to file a runaway report with the police, and if they were able to track you down, you'd be brought back home.

                                You mention that your father is physically and mentally abusive. Have you considered filing an abuse report? If Child Protective Services is involved and deems your situation dire enough, they can help you find a legal alternative living arrangement.

                                If this is something you're interested in, feel free to call us toll free at 1-(800)786-2929, and we can help you start the process.

                                We're also happy to listen, provide support, and find other referrals for things like shelter or legal services if you'd like them. Should you prefer to chat with us online, we have a live chat service on our website, 1800runaway.org, everyday from 4:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. central time. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if we can be of any help. Best of luck with your situation, and take care.

                                NRS
                                Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                                National Runaway Safeline
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                                1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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