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  • My dad wants to move but I don’t want to

    My dad wants to move from Washington to North Carolina, I don’t want to go with Bc my home life with my dad is horrible, my mom is still here in Washington but we don’t talk anymore and she wouldn’t want me moving in. I wanted to talk to my sister about becoming my legal guardian( I’m 16 shes 22) because she wants to stay in Washington. Is she allowed to do that with or without my dads concent?

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    Hey there,

    Thanks for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what's going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage to do so and you should be proud of yourself. It may be beneficial to speak with your sister directly about your desire to live with her. Sometimes custody transfers will need to go through the family court system and it may be beneficial to speak with a legal advocate. If you need help locating a legal aid group near you you can check out

    It sounds like there's been a lot of tension between you and your dad and it must be overwhelming and exhausting. It could be a good idea to work with a local family counselor or have a conversation mediated by a school counselor/social worker, trusted friend, or family member to help clear the air. If you’d like, you can also call us directly at 1-800-RUNAWAY and we can set up a conference call with your parents so one of our trained crisis workers can act as a mediator.

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