My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Washington.
My name is Jessica. I am sixteen as of May 2nd... My parents are trying to move me and my family out of state to Minnesota. I would love to stay with my family as I love them so much... but I can't leave everything I have known for 8 years behind. I have been hit, not for a while though. I don't know what you would consider "mental abuse," but my dad has said really hurtful things to me... He tries to control every aspect of my life. I CAN stand living with them though at times it is tough... but I can't move away.. I want to go to college here. I want to be in drumline here. If you don't know about drumline... It's the type of thing you have to start all over if you move. I can't just jump into the position I am in at another school. It's not like playing the flute or clarinet... Another thing, my parents just found out I lost my virginity. I'm not a whore, I've slept with one guy. He has threatened to "mangle" my boyfriends face, and he wants to kill him... This honestly scares me... I don't know what to do. I know it is legal to be emancipated at my age, but can I for any of the reasons I have? I am a sophomore going to be a junior. I don't want to move at what is supposed to be the best time of my life. My parents are very christian, as am I for the most part. I have made my mistakes like anyone else... but I just can't see myself moving. So my question is: Can I get emancipated from my parents because they are trying to move me? I have a job, my friend said I can move in with her as long as I help pay for groceries every month. My parents would obviously object, do you see anyway that this could work?
Please and thank you for responses... I am very torn on this..