Hi everyone, my name is......lets just call me Kasey. I'm a 16 year-old living in Florida with my mother and grandfather. My parents are still married but my father lives in Puerto Rico because he isn't ready to move away from his family (which is in Puerto Rico) yet. I am really considering getting emancipated because I can't take living with my mother anymore. She hardly pays attention to me because she's always looking after my grandfather. Don't get me wrong, i know my grandpa needs help sometimes, but there's always a limit. On the other hand, when my mother does feel like giving me the time of day it's always to get on my nerves and make a big deal about the smalest things....for example, she forces me to go to church 3 times a week, i cant listen to non-christian music, everything i read or watch has to be approved by her, etc. My mother is a control freak and does not let me have a voice or an opinion. Our fighting has now become so frequent that I cut myself 3-4 times a day and constantly think about killing myself just to get away from her.....i can't stand her. I don't have a job, YET, but i am filling out applications and hopefully I will find one soon. Plus, I already have a place to stay. I've read the Florida emancipation laws and I am the right age.....I'm just wondering, since im sure my mom will not give me permision to get emancipated, if I have a good enough case to take her to court. And if I do, what steps should I take or who should I talk to?