I'm 16, 17 shortly in 2008 and I'm considering applying towards emancipation from my parents. I have a job, and have held it for roughly 4 months now, with regular income.
I have a second place to live, with my boyfriend of (almost) 4 years, along with his family who regularly has me over at their house. They're basically my family as it is, I probably wouldn't need to pay rent there. I plan to still attend high school and graduate, or drop out if it's necessary that I work more often, and get my GED. College, is not certain anymore.
I have my own car, pay for the gas and up-keep, although it is under my mom's name and she currently pays for the insurance.
My current plan is to wait until I turn 17 and see what I'm doing from there, but this is a major consideration now. My family constantly has issues and huge fights, physical and just screaming, and to be front they drive me insane all of the time. I can't stand this environment anymore, and I've considered running away, (and have successfully) ran away from home a few times now, but I feel like I finally just need out completely. My mom is the main problem because she constantly mentally abuses me (calls me nasty names, worthless, stupid etc, tells me she hates me and that she wishes I was never born and says that she couldn't care less if I was living on the street, or dead.)
I know the basics for the most part, so my questions might be too case-specific for anyone to really help me with, sorry if that's the problem here.
- How do I go about getting emancipated? Who should I contact?
- Does anyone know specifics about what happens to personal belongings if you are emancipated? IE ~ Do I get to keep my stuff?
- Do you personally think my case would stand in court?