Re: Moving Out at 17
If your family wants to help you live somewhere else, they are welcome to do so. However, if anything should happen to you as a result, they might find themselves on the hook for neglect charges.
And I would love to hear what you think it means to be "verbally abused" or "emotionally neglected." These and similar buzz words are used by probably every teenager in the USA at one point in time or another. While these nebulous phrases will do nothing to legally terminate your parents rights, if they agree to let you live out of the home then you can live out of the home. Their responsibility for you does not end until you are 18, however. So, if you wish to burn this bridge be sure that you are prepared to meet all your future needs and obligations the day you turn 18, and if college is in your future, be prepared to pay for it yourself.
A Nor Cal Police Sergeant
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... and a croissant!"
Walk humbly with your God
-- Courageous, by Casting Crowns