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  • 15 and I want to get emancipated

    I do not want to live with my parents anymore. They are emotionally,verbally, and physically abusing me, and I just can't take it anymore! My parents refuse to let me leave and stay with my grandmother. Can I take them to court and get emancipated or is there another way to get emancipated?

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    RE: 15 and I want to get emancipated

    Hello there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. We are sorry to hear that you feel you are being mistreated emotionally, verbally, and physically by your parents. We can only imagine how painful and scary it must be experiencing all of this. You do not deserve to be mistreated in any way, and we are concerned for your safety and well-being. We are wondering if you or your grandmother have considered filing an abuse report with Child Protective Services. You can obtain information and inquire more about reports and legal help by contacting Child Help USA at 1-800-422-4453. There you may be able to learn more about resources that can help have someone meet with you and your parents to identify the best plan of action to ensure your safety. If you ever feel you are in immediate physical danger, you have the right to call the police (911) so that someone can get to you and ensure your safety.

    Regarding emancipation, we are not legal experts and are unable to give a clear answer about the emancipation process, but typically the process can be lengthy and may be costly to have a lawyer represent you. You can learn more about emancipation via https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/emancipation_of_minors and you can also find emancipation laws by state on the same website. Hopefully this can help you understand the process a little more. It may be best to consult with a lawyer for legal advice and more information on the process. Some legal aid offices provide free legal counseling whereas others may charge fees.

    If you need additional resources or support or even help making any of these phone calls, please consider calling in to our crisis line at 1-800-786-2929. We have a large database of national resources that may be helpful to your situation. Additionally, if you ever needed a safe place to go to, we have shelter resources that we can provide as well. You sound like such a strong person, but you do not have to go through all of this alone. We are here to listen and to help.

    Please stay safe and take care.

    We wish you well,

    NRS
    Last edited by ccsmod1; 05-30-2015, 04:00 AM.
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