My stepson is a habitual runaway. His father, my husband, is gone almost all the time due to work. The natural mother is dead. He is a high school drop-out with a GPA of .75. He work history is scant. Drugs are an issue. DCF has been involved in our lives but always the claims have been deemed unfounded and/or untrue.
Without going into extensive detail, we were recently contacted by an attorney who inquired as to if we would be willing to emancipate the currently on-the-run stepson.
Many do-gooders step in and have made our lives hell concealing his whereabouts. I think this is a step they are assisting him with. It is something he has wanted a long time.
Once a minor is emancipated, can they ever become the responsibility of the original guardians/parents? What do they have to prove to be emancipated? Any longevity needed to secure their claim to independence? Is promise of expected inheritance an issue weighed by the judge?