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Discussion in 'Emancipation Law' started by AGirlNeedsHelp, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. AGirlNeedsHelp

    AGirlNeedsHelp Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello, I am 16 years old. I'll be 17 in September. I want to know if I can legally move out of my mom's house without getting arrested or brought back home. If I can do that could I move out of state?! Please help me. I have a job and so does my boyfriend... We have been living and supporting ourselves while living at my moms so obviously we can support ourselves, I really need to know..
    Thanksss:)
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    No, you can do whatever you wish when you become 18 years old.

    I suggest you wait, because by the time a court has ruled, (especially if your parents resist), you'll be 18 anyway (or very close to it).

    Legally you are prohibited from leaving parental supervision in Georgia at the age of 17 without their consent.

    In GA, a 17 year old runaway can be charged with a status offense.

    Emancipation by court order in Georgia is difficult, if not impossible.

    Without your parents' consent, the odds of success are slim to none, unless you can come up with overwhelming proof that being on your own is in your best interest.

    As I said, that's hard, and courts normally don't want to hear you whining.

    If that boyfriend is 18 years of age (or more), he can find himself in BIG trouble with the criminal justice system.





     
  3. AGirlNeedsHelp

    AGirlNeedsHelp Law Topic Starter New Member

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    But Ive been seeing that people have been doing it and they werent forced home...
     
  4. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    That is no guarantee that you won't be.

    The Georgia legislature has very deliberately and on purpose made it as difficult as possible for anyone under 18 to be emancipated. Until you are 18, and not one minute earlier, you live where your parents say you live. If your mother wants you at home, then rest assured that you will be living at home.
     
  5. AGirlNeedsHelp

    AGirlNeedsHelp Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Man thats messed up.. I shouldnt have to live with her
     
  6. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    The thing is that's the law.
     
  7. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Yeah, that's how I feel about paying taxes, but complaining is all I've got.

    Life is never gonna be fair.
     
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    Yup, even if you're pregnant.
     
  10. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Do you think that being pregnant by an adult helps you?

    It could be of some value to you, but it could also land HIM in PRISON.

    You might not have to live with mom, but he could be bedding down with Big Bubba and Crazy Carl every night.

    I suggest you discuss this with your mother, father, and a counselor at your high school.

    You are still going to high school, right?

    If not, you need to tell your mother and father EVERYTHING.

    The LONGER you delay, the worse this will get.
     
  11. AGirlNeedsHelp

    AGirlNeedsHelp Law Topic Starter New Member

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    It cant land him in prison he is only 18.. Just turned 18 matter of fact..
     
  12. cbg

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    He can if you had sex before you turned 16.

    Look, missy. You asked the question, can you legally move out. The answer, which is not going to change no matter how many spins you try to put on it, is NO. Until you are 18, you live where your mother says you live. Period.
     
  13. AGirlNeedsHelp

    AGirlNeedsHelp Law Topic Starter New Member

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    WHATEVER!!!! Ill change her mind i always do:) Oh and for your information we didnt.. but thanks for being so conserned!!!!
     
  14. Proserpina

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    Alrighty then.

    Hon, you've just proven that you're nowhere near mature enough to be out there on your own.
     
  15. mightymoose

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    That is even more reason for you to stay at home. It does not help your argument one bit.
    Once he gets tired of you and leaves you for some other floozy and all you have left is a baby, a welfare check, and mom's house then you might understand.
     
  16. mightymoose

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    If it was so easy to change her mind you wouldn't likely be here looking for someone to support your poor decisions

    Mom won't change her mind because she is responsible for you and can findherself in a mess of legal trouble if she allows you to go.
     
  17. army judge

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    I don't think anyone is concerned about you, in the way you think.

    Unlike your poor mother, your shenanigans have no impact on any of us.

    We simply answered a question or two.

    The complexity of the question, or its import is only meaningful and relevant to YOU.

    Had you asked any of us if I it would disturb us if you should wear white socks or black socks, my answer would have been, doesn't matter to me; you choose.

    Its your choice, princess.

    Order up all the pain you can bear, I ain't feeling none of it.
     

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