Guardianship of Minor

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Question: I am 15 and I would like to move out because it is not in my best interest to live with my mom I continually get into fights with my mom(verbally) I also get into fights with my step dad (he has hit me on multiple occasions) I have a place to stay at my friends house his dad said it would be okay for me to move in I would have my own room (I live in an attic at my moms)can I legally move in without parental consent

Answer: You must have permission of your parent to leave home and live with another family.  If you are being hit by an adult, you should report this to a trusted person like a teacher, pastor, or another adult.  They will know what to do and how to get you to a safe place.  There is no guarantee that you will be removed, but you do have the right to be safe.  If your mom agrees that you can live with someone else and that person wants to take guardianship of you, they would need to file paperwork for guardianship of a minor. 

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  • I am 15 and I would like to move out because it is not in my best interest to live with my mom I continually get into fights with my mom(verbally) I also get into fights with my step dad (he has hit me on multiple occasions) I have a place to stay at my friends house his dad said it would be okay for me to move in I would have my own room (I live in an attic at my moms)can I legally move in without parental consent

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