Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3

    Default Help Leaving Home at Age 16

    Hi, my name's sara and I'm interested in leaving home to live with my girlfriend and her family.

    I'm 16 years old, and I'll be turning 17 in a month. My mom's boyfriend is always over and he's always drunk and verbally abusing me, once I tried to enter the house to call my dad to come get me because he was trying to fight with me ( and he was drinking that night as usual ) and he grabbed me, pushed me to the ground, slammed me into a brick wall, and threw me against the car. My mother was standing there watching, and did nothing. My father's no better, he barely takes any notice of me, or takes care of me. Theres barely anything substancial to eat and when I complain he yells at me, insulting me for about an hour until I lock myself in my room. I'm tired of being verbally abused, until the point that I consider suicide once a week.

    I'm curious as to the conditions under which I can leave my home to stay with my girlfriend's parents (whom offered me a room many times, and have told me they would love to have me live there as long as I need it )

    I've heard if I runaway and go there, the cops can pick me up and bring me back home.

    Any help would be appreciated!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    28,650

    Default Re: Leaving home at 16, could you help me out?

    Emancipation laws vary by state.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3

    Default Re: Leaving home at 16, could you help me out?

    Quote Quoting aaron
    Emancipation laws vary by state.
    I'm sorry, I'll edit my post to include this.

    I'm in the province of Ontario.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Behind a Desk
    Posts
    74,848

    Default Re: Leaving home at 16, could you help me out?

    Conventional wisdom is that at sixteen, in Canada you can set up an independent househould without going through a court. We've had people here report that they verified that with their local authorities, but from what I have read nobody has actually posted any law which definitively establishes that as the law in Canada.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3

    Default Re: Leaving home at 16, could you help me out?

    Thanks a lot, I really appreciate the help!

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Runaways: Leaving Home at 17 in Louisiana
    By CDomangue in forum Juvenile Law
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-18-2013, 07:35 AM
  2. Runaways: Leaving Home Before 18 in Texas
    By mustangman1 in forum Juvenile Law
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-05-2011, 04:53 PM
  3. Emancipation: Leaving Home Before 18
    By Kenny.Odom in forum Juvenile Law
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-05-2010, 06:18 PM
  4. Leaving Home to Ex
    By TheDarkKnight in forum Planning Your Estate
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-28-2009, 06:11 PM
  5. Emancipation: Leaving Home
    By jordan in forum Juvenile Law
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-14-2008, 06:48 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 
Forum Sponsor
Find A Lawyer - Free, confidential referrals.
Legal Forms - Buy easy-to-use legal forms.




Untitled Document