My question involves emancipation laws for the State of: New York I am at my wits end! I have a mentally ill 19 (turning 20 in Feb 2011) year old daughter. She is physically abusive to me and some members of my family. We have done everything we possibly can for her over the years. It has been absolute HELL! She has had every service available, several hospitalizations, we have been through the courts, both Family and Criminal, I have even tried to have her declared incompetent so that I could remain in control of her psychiatric needs as she is now technically and adult, to no avail. We have exhausted all resources. She refuses any kind of treatment, wont' take any meds at all. Therefore she is completely unstable and out of control, she is a terror to live with, she goes into uncontrollable rages and is violent towards me. I have a 9 year old son who has been through hell, and now deserves to live in peace. It's his turn to have my focus. And although I love my daughter dearly, I just cannot live with her! I don't know what to do at this point. I am legally and financially responsible for this kid, yet she just cannot live in my household! If I throw her out and advise her to go to the local DSS office so that they could provide housing for her, I will get sued for child support which I cannot afford! WHAT DO I DO??? Any suggestions, I am absolutely DESPERATE!!!