My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: Florida
My parents are emotionally and physically abusive (divorced parents) my moms current boyfriend of five years is at times sexually abusive towards me. I plan to move out at the age of 18 in a few months with my boyfriend and his family who know in details my situation and are supportive of our decision. My parents mostly to keep a hold on me have threatened him, My boyfriend is slighter older but still legally able to date me but my parents don't approve and I fear.
1) they may hurt him or me
2) they might do something to stop me from leaving
3) I am diagnosed with bipolar and I fear they will use it to keep me in their household (I have court documentation saved saying I am not a danger or disabled from my parents recent appeal for disability this year)
4) they will will not let me take my possessions with me
5) I may need to involve the police
6) they may accuse him of crimes he didn't commit or use my mental illness against me to make me stay
With the life time of abuse I have really bad anxiety and I'm truly terrified of them hurting me the day I say I want to leave. I know how extremely manipulative they are and I fear my words won't count when the time comes. Even though I will be 18 I have no proof of abuse except my own word against theirs. And my words (those of a child) have never been acknowledged or given attention to.
I am wondering if there is anything they can do to keep me from leaving when I turn 18. I plan to continue highschool by transferring to a school near my bf house. I've been saving money and will apply for a job once I have moved. Can they do anything to keep me because of my mental illness even with proof of not being a danger? If they accuse me or him how can their words hold up with an officer of the law? Can they keep my possessions? If I involve the police will they listen to them or me? What if they hurt him? I never leave my house except for school, I'm not allowed to see friends and some people at school even say I have a neglected childhood, when I turn 18 can I legally leave the house without permission and not have the cops called on me? I was thinking if I don't leave the day I turn 18 I can use my independence to get a head start on job searching. But I have to go straight home after school. Can they call the cops if I'm not home yet?