My question involves emancipation laws for the State of: Maine.
okay, where do i start? First of all, i do not live with my parents, and haven't in almost 3 years. I have been staying with my friend and her family for almost 2 years now. Her parents do not have legal guardianship. My father has had custody of me, and, quite frankly, he has no right what-so-ever to claim it. I haven't lived with him for over 3 years, and when i did, it was for a short period of time. He just got out of rehab. He can't keep a job; I can keep one longer than he can. His credit is unspeakable, and he is so financially un-responsible and unstable that he can barely support himself, let alone a 16 year old daughter. He is also living in a camper somewhere in a location that i am not aware of. He calls me sometimes, but that's nowhere near to the extent of what a father with custody should be doing. I have a steady job, and i'm getting my permit immediately. My mother supports it, although she lives in a different state. My point is, am i going to be able to get emancipated without my fathers signature even though he has custody, if i explain my situation? Because i can't keep depending on other people's families to take on the responsibility my own family should have. I'm a big girl, almost an adult, and i think it's time for me to be recognized as one.