Hi, my wife and are the parent and stepparent of a 15 year old child in Texas, I am the stepparent. We have had several problems with our child who turns 16 in May of this year. A few years ago we let him move in with his father against our better judgement , because he said he would be happy there. He has been on a downward spiral since that time.
He has been in alternative school with his father, been back here, back there and never placed in school when he went back, back here again, back there again and watched his father shoot and kill a man over the christmas holidays. throughout all this the reasons he was back and forth were because of drug use, alcohol abuse, threats of harm to others etc. His father is now waiting for trial.
That leads to this point. since his last return here we have had him in a drug rehab, four mental institutions, he has been expelled from school to a alternative school, expelled from there five times. He has been put on probation, and threatened to fight my wife in front of his probation officer. They sent him to juvenile jail for 10 days. he has gotten out and is still beeing expelled.
This is all coming from a child that doesnt want any help, he will not participate in counseling, will not follow any rules at home, there is no consequence to give him or no reward system that will work. We are afraid of him because we dont trust him.
My wife just went to the school this morning and the principle said something about emancipation of the child, because we have exhausted all areas that we have and he doesnt want help. He just says he doesnt want to live here. What can we do legally in Texas to get him emancipated from our home and go on with our lives. Please help