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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to write us here at NRS. It sounds like there is a lot that you are faced with at home, so you are planning to move out once you turn 18. While we are not legal experts, we can speak generally on this. 18 is usually the age you are able to leave home without permission. Once you are a legal adult you have the legal freedom to choose where you live and your legal guardians are no longer responsible for you. As long as there are not special circumstances regarding your father (like a court order that prevents him from legally making contact with you), there would be no reason anyone would get into legal trouble if you chose to live with him as a legal adult. If you are concerned there may be special circumstances or you would just like to make sure, we are happy to provide legal aid if you call us at 1800-RUNAWAY or use our live chat services at 1800runaway.org.

    Take care and be safe,
    NRS

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    I’m 17 and live with my dad and brother in Virginia and my mom lives in Maryland with my older brother, older sister, my sister and my older sisters 4 kids my 2 nieces and nephews and I wanna move away from them and go to a school in Maryland that gets me away from them they treat me fair sometimes and sometimes give me advice I don’t wanna hear that I feel like it’s not true and most of the time it wouldn’t be that bad. I wanna know if I transfer to a new school and live on my own will my dad get in trouble if I’m in a Virginia school and live with him will they come and take my dad too jail? Once I’m 18 I’ll be 18 in November and I’m thinking about moving out and living on my own in an apartment while still going to school or a school that I transfer too. But the main question is will my dad go to jail if I leave and transfer schools and live on my own?

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi,
    Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are trying to build a plan that will allow you to have a better life, and you need a little support!
    While we cannot expressly offer advice here at NRS, we can provide some general information. At the age of 18, in most states, you are able to leave your home without parental consent. That’s the good news! You will not have to worry about police involvement, nor about your parent/guardian’s ability to stop you legally. It sounds like you have a viable living arrangement, but it is in another state and you are concerned about what this means for your schooling. At 18, you are able to re-enroll yourself in a new school, provided you have proof of your new address. Of course, when leaving home at any age it important to consider where you will go, how you will get there, and what you will do to survive once there. Your guidance counselor likely wants to protect you by ensuring you will have these kind of touchpoints.
    If you would like, you can reach out to us at any time to talk through your plan. We would love to be a sounding board for you. We encourage you to call us at 1-800-RUN-AWAY. We are always here to listen, here to help. Stay safe and stay strong.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

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    Hello. I have just turned 18, and I really want to move out as soon as I can. my family wears down on my mental health, and I just feel trapped. I’m not sure if I could make it another 5 months to finish my last year of high school. I have an s/o that is offering me a place to stay with them in another state, and all the support I would need until I can pick myself up. The only problem holding me back is school. Since I’m half way through senior year, I’m not sure what my options are in regards to moving. I tried talking to my guidance counselor but he wouldn't proceed with anything without me talking to my parents about it. My only ideas are transferring schools or to an online school. Any advice would be super helpful, thank you.

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a difficult time and we want you to know you are not alone.
    We are sorry to hear that your mother has not been accepting of you, it takes a lot of bravery to come out. A resource that may be helpful to you and provide support is called The Trans LifeLine they can be reached at: 877-565-8860.
    Unfortuantly with you being a minor most schools if not all would require your parent’s permission to transfer. Also keep in mind if you do move out without your parent’s permission it is possible you would be considered as a runaway. It is also a possibility that the police could bring you back home.
    We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are available 24/7, best of luck!
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hey I will be turning 16 in march and I'm moving out but I have a question how would I be able to transfer schools with my mother's consent

    I'm kinda at a loss as I've came out as trans and she has not be accepting so I would really like help on how to do it. I don't think I'm able to am I.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello! Thank you so much for reaching out.

    It sounds like you’re going through a lot right now, and we are here to help. You mentioned that you want to leave school, and transfer over to another district along with your 1 year old baby. It’s great that you have a plan in place for what you want to do next, and are exploring your options on how to go about your plan. With that being said, in most states, anyone under 18 is considered a minor. You are 18, so you might want to talk to your mom about relocating.
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    In the same way, you can try seeking out the new school you are trying to go to. Talking with them will can help you realize if you need parental consent for any documentation or paperwork for school. We hope that the options we explored with you, are able to assist you. If you need additional resources, or want us to call somewhere on your behalf, you can reach out to us anytime at 1800) 786-2929, chat with us online at the nationalrunawaysafeline.org. Best of luck!

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    I am 18 years old and I plan on moving out of my moms house by the end of December. I would have to transfer schools since I will no longer be in the district of where my present school is right now. I am also a mother to a 1 year old baby. I need help figuring out how I can leave my moms house and what rights I have since I am a mother and legal age of being an adult.

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. We are here 24/7 to listen and to support.

    We're so sorry to hear about what has been going on and want you to know that you deserve to feel safe and happy in your home. If it gets worse before you turn 18, don't hesitate to reach out to Child Help at 1-800-422-4453 to ask questions about your rights as a minor and support around emotional abuse. We are not legal experts, but once you are 18, you would be considered a legal adult and you would be able to leave and live somewhere else. If your parents tried to hold you against your will, you would be able to call the police and they could escort you out of your home. It's understandable to have questions about your enrollment once you're 18. Is there a school counselor that you trust that you feel you can reach out to? If not, you can reach out to the National Center for Homeless Educational Helpline for questions about transferring schools, enrollment, and how to do that as an 18 year old when you no longer need your parent's permission.

    We can also be reached at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) if you want help walking through any of these options or you need access to more resources to help you move out when the time comes. Let us know how we can best help,

    NRS

    We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: We care what you think

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    Guest started a topic turning 18 how do i transfer schools without parents

    turning 18 how do i transfer schools without parents

    im 17 currently,living with controlling,homophobic,christian conservative parents. Ive been bakeracted a few times from a lot of the trauma and tried to go to a social worker for my custody to be taken away from them but i decided not to go along with it. I feel like i have to get the hell out, im treated constantly like a child, made fun of, and mocked by my parents and it hurts. I want to move out as soon as Im 18, but the thing is ill turn 18 in November, in the middle of my Senior year of High school,which means i might have to transfer schools if i want to room with whichever friend im able to room with.

    What I need to know is how can i transfer schools without parents permission,and If im held at home against my will by my parents by the time im 18 what i can do.

    ive been planning out what to do for months and i know i need money to pay plenty of bills, please dont give me the talk about being an adult, i just need answers, im desperate. Thank you
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