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    I have a friend that is 16 years old and her parents abuse her and she wants to run away her dad lives in Columbia but her mom lives in Charlotte she lives with her mom but goes to Columbia for the summer both of them abuse her physically and verbally what can she do to get away from both of them I really want to help my friend because she is having suicidal thoughts anybody have any advice please help
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  • ccsmod16
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    Hi, Justin: we're glad you reached out to us today. It's a tough situation when you parents are threatening to kick you out and you aren't sure what your options would be. We aren't lawyers here, but under most circumstances your parents are responsible for you until you are at least 18. So they can't just kick you out without creating a situation where a complaint could be made to child protective authorities in your state. If they were to follow through on the threat you could make such a complaint yourself or you could tell a teacher or someone at school and they would actually be required by law to file the complaint. Under a situation where you and your parents just cannot get along, you might want to consider an alternative living arrangement of some kind. You might also want to consider whether there are things you'd want to change in your own behavior that could make things easier on everybody. We'd be happy to talk to you about this if you want to give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We're here 24/7 and the call is free and confidential.

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    hey so i'm 17 right, and i got a few questions. My parents have been threatening to kick me out for a while, I live in North Carolina. Is it illegal for them to put me on the street? And if not, what are my options after that? Also I've ran away multiple times. The most I've ever left for was about three days. I just don't really know what to think about all this and from searching the internet I'm not really finding the specific legal answers I'm looking for. I mainly want to know about the actual laws on the subject and what's legal and what's not in this scenario. Thank you, Justin.

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  • ccsmod6
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    Thank you for contacting NRS, we are glad you reached out to us. We are sorry to hear about your situation, it must be tough. Although we are not legal experts, we do know that running away is not a crime, so the police will not arrest you if you run away. If your mother reports to the police that you ran away, the police will search for you and get you back home. Again we are not legal experts, so we do not know about the capability of your mother charging you with weed possession. However, if she made such threats, you can report it to the police, they may able to help you better. If you need specific resources or help, please feel free to call or chat with us anytime, we are open 24/7. Our number is 1-800-786-2929, 1800runaway.org for chatting

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    sooooo. I'm 16 and I have a 18 year old boyfriend in which my mother does not like and she is determined to get him in some type of trouble for being sexually involved with me, and I admit to staying out late with him but she always makes it seem like it's he's forcing me to do these things but NO everything that I have done with him was because I asked or because I wanted to , he never ever forced me to do anything and it's about to be 3 months with him but here in NC 16 is the legal age of consent so he wouldn't get in any trouble but she is verbally abusive she always gets mad when I'm out with him and when I'm home its like I barely exist and it really irritates me so I'm almost at a point to where I jus wanna leave and not come back , I have 3 places I could go and I'm just really sick of feeling like I'm not needed here , just lack of support and care it's really stressful as a upcoming junior and just having all the cons there are coming with it , I just want to leave but I want to be able to still make appointments for myself and do things that will get me through my life until I'm 18 , would she be able to call and get the police to arrest me for leaving ? She keeps telling that she can have me charged for weed while I'm 16 too. .. can she do that ?

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello,

    If you have any questions about what can be done legally, you can reach out to a local legal aid agency in your area for specific information. It sounds like your son doesn't want to live there, and your mom is becoming frustrated with his behavior. If she is legally responsible for him, then any changes may need to be made through your local court.

    NRS

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    Good Morning, My son just turned 15 on 7/1/17 and he wants to live with my husband and unfortunately my mother legally adopted hip 10 years ago so he lives with her. Now that he is 15 he states he don't want to live with her anymore and my mom is always complaining he is disrespectful therefore she wanted him gone. He leaves his furniture but of course he takes his clothes and shoes. Is there anything that can be done she is demanding he comes home on Friday but she is not even taking in account what he has to do! Just need help and answers please!
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  • ccsmod7
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    Hi, thanks for reaching out to us at NRS. It’s completely understandable that you would be frustrated having been moved back and forth like that. Have you thought about where you would stay if you didn’t live with your dad, aunt, or uncle? If there was an alternative living situation that you identified, your dad/legal guardian could permit you to stay there, which would be legal. At NRS, we also have a database of Transitional Living Centers in different areas where you might be able to stay that would provide shelter, safety, and support services. You are welcome to call us at (800) 786-2929 to further discuss your situation and see what resources are available to you.

    Another option would be to get your custody lawyer or child services involved. If you believe you are being kicked out and neglected, you could see if your situation would qualify as abuse by contacting Child Help (800) 422-4453 who can assist with either improving your current living situation or placing you into a better living situation.

    At NRS, we are available 24/7 and are completely confidential. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like to have the support of a liner in deciding what to do.

    Best of luck,

    NRS

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    Confused Teen

    I'm 14 and i turn 15 in two days, i was adopted at the age of 7 by my aunt and uncle because my parents was so unfit , i lived with them up until last summer i started acting out when i turned 14 and i got in alot of trouble with the law, i asked my aunt and uncle if they could give me back to my dad because all me and them did was fight during that time . They said sure , so i spent the rest of the summer with my dad in south carolina . School time came around, and i had to go back to North Carolina so i could go to school and because they had legal custody . Me and My aunt and uncle continued fighting as soon as i got back , and they gave temporary custody to my dad and sent me back to South carolina . I had to start a new school , and move in all my things . well a few months later , a few things started happening and me and my father and his girlfriend was not getting along to well . things got hard , and they sent me back to my aunt and uncle in NC , i had to go back into school there and the same thing happened again . We started fighting, and i went back to my dads in SC . I stayed there for awhile things was had and i was tired of moving , towards April i wanted to leave and go back to NC . so i went back to NC and finished school there . June 9th my aunt and uncle said theyre fed up with the way i am and said theyre sending me back to my dads . I hate my dads for many reasons . He doesnt even live with me , he lives across the street with his girlfriend and i live with my grandma . I only see my dad like 30 minutes a day, sometimes he doesnt even come over here to see me. I was wondering on my options and what i can do and where i can go . I know my dad will give me premisson to go live with whoever , but if he doesnt am i stuck here?

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  • ccsmod7
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    Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. We’re glad you contacted us today for help. It sounds like you and your girlfriend really care about each other and it’s great that you have each other for support.

    If you chose to leave home without your mom’s consent, she could file a runaway report with the police and once you were picked up, they would have to return you back home. One thing to remember is that while running away is not usually illegal, the legal adult who lets you stay with them is putting their self at risk for being charged with harboring a runaway.

    It also sounds like you have a hard time having a conversation with your mom. We offer a conference call service where we can mediate a call with you and your mom; this way we can make sure that you get to say how you feel in a safe space.

    We’re here to help. If you’d like to talk more about your situation, you can call us 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY or you can reach out to us via chat at www.1800runaway.org.

    Best of luck,

    NRS

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    I am 16 years old, I live with my mom and my sister. me and my mom argue a lot. me and my girlfriend have a plan for me to go live with her. my mom plans for us to move to Kansas in a few weeks. I don't want to move with them. I want to stay here with my girlfriend and live with her. but I'm afraid my mom wont let that happen. am I allowed to just leave home whenever I want?

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hey there,

    We hope that you can find some support from your mom and continue to have that from your dad. You're really brave for coming out to them and letting them know about your identity. Unfortunately, we can't tell you if running away is right for you, or help you to run away from home. Based on your age, we would imagine that running away would be difficult to do, since you most likely would not be able to work. If you do decide to leave, your parents can file a runaway report for you and make you come back home. There may not be a quick fix to leaving home, but if you would like to talk with someone for support, you can always reach out to the LGBT national hotline at 1-888-843-4564.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    I just came out to my mother on April 1, and she did not accept me. I live in Georgia and I am about to turn 14 in April 3. She told me my life was going to be harsh, I will be treated badly by others, it will reflect on her as a parent, and does not want me to share this with anybody else, yet she said she loves me, but she isn't showing it at all. Not even in body language. My father accepts me, but wants me to continue to act like a guy. They are both worried about what their family will say, and I don't feel comfortable in my own home. I feel like running away from them, but I know I will be hunted down. They have not abused me as of right now. Would it be bad if I ran away? What state should I migrate to if I do run away? How can I prevent from my parents locating me? What should I do if I do get caught? Where can I get a job without any information like Social Security, Birth Certificate, etc?

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hi there,

    We aren't legal experts here so we don't know the exact legal ages of being adult in those states. There is no such thing as a legal age to run away, but for most places the legal age of being an adult is 18. If you leave before that, your parents might file a runaway report for you and make you go back home. If you are being abused, you would need to get some type of authorities involved if you feel your home is unstable.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    I am going to be 17 in may i NEED to know the legal age you can run away in north carolina. I will not go into detail but i have a very bad history with my family my dad plans on sending me to my mothers (in florida) it would help a lot if i knew the run away age in the state of florida and in noth carolina. I do not feel safe with any parent. And i have a plan for when i go to florida. I have a very close friend of mine who recently just moved down there. Her mom is willing to pick me up and let me live with her as long as i have a job while living with her. They have a house and everything and i am prepared to move in with her. I just need to know the legal age for both states. My mom will call the cops and if they doesnt work she has told me she is willing to drag me by my hair and beat me until i am in the house with her

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