My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Michigan
Hello. I am 17, and have a question regarding whether or not I can make my grandmother my legal guardian temporarily OR permanently.
I am currently living with my mother, alongside my 3 young sisters. I go to a school outside of my town, and my grandmother provides my transportation there and from due to my mom’s work schedule. My grandma also takes me to everything, she is my method of transportation currently. For the semester in the fall, I will be participating in dual enrollment, which would require me to stay at my grandma’s house 5 days a week. Immediately I was told no by my mom, because she said if I stayed with my grandma I would “get fatter,” and that she doesn’t care about my education and I should stop overachieving. Usually I would be okay with this - but doing this program would save me over $3000 worth of college classes and I would graduate high school early. Aside from
this, my mom is verbally abusive, she threatens to drop me out of school, we frequently get into physical fights and she cannot provide for me in the way I need due to my sisters and her work schedule. I can recall multiple occasions where she has told me I’m the worst person she’s ever met, as well as calling me many other names and hurting my mental health greatly. She hits my sisters and I and has a horrible temper, but does not physically hurt me anymore because I have threatened to call the cops on her. She has told me many times to get out of her house, and told me she hates having me live with her, but admitted she depends on me to watch my sisters when she goes out to the bar, or to see her boyfriend. My last reason for this is my mental health. I have a history of a suicide attempt, and I have many mental illnesses which my mother has neglected for years - she has refused me therapy, mental help, and makes fun of my tourette’s syndrome and my OCD, often screaming at me when I have a tic. Being at her house is making my mental health steadily decline - to the point where I am suicidal staying here. I have started having breakdowns in school and crying over the stress my mom brings into me on a daily basis. (My father and I do not speak anymore, as he is an alcoholic and also abusive.)
If I requested a temporary custody change in the fall so I can attend the nursing program, improve my mental health, and make it easier to access medications, attend school, and get mental help, would this be granted to me?