My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Louisiana.
I am looking to move out of my house. I would like to first try and avoid any legal mess, but if I must go through that then I will. I have recently made 16 years old and will be moving to boarding school in August that will provide food and shelter and education. I need a place to live between now and then because my current home is not suitable for me. I have called BoysTown National Hotline and attempted to contact my friend's mother who is a child psychologist (although she probably won't see my message for a good bit). I would like to move in with a financially stable friend's family, with parental permission. What would I need to do that, and would it put my mother into any legal trouble? If that is not an option, I would like to put myself up for foster services. Can anyone provide me with more information? I have read all about emancipation; do I have to emancipate before I can live with another family? I do not have any reliable relatives to live with and my father is in hospice.
Also, just to get this out of the way, I understand that my mother provides me with financial services (to the best of her ability anyway). However, although it is not ideal, food shelters/hospitals/homeless shelters/Salvation Army/and other charities can also provide most needs'. Even pedophiles and child predators can provide these things, and possibly more. However, the difference between a parent and all those things is love and emotional support (and the fact that most charities cannot abuse you). I feel that if a parent doesn't provide this for their child, it should be as bad as neglect and physical abuse. I don't think I am a rebellious teenager, although I'm sure you've all heard that before. I simply feel like my home life is not one for raising children at all and have multiple examples of why. However, despite the hostility between my mother and I, I would hate for her to have to go to jail. So I think the best solution for us is for me to leave, something that she has also expressed.