Can I legally go to school while living with my Uncle?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Saint Paul, MN

Hello, I recently moved To Minnesota with my mother but I hate it. I'm 17 and I have gotten my mothers permission to move back down to North Carolina to live with my Uncle. Can I legally do this without being emancipated? I just want to live with him until I turn 18 which is in 7 months, but I don't want to be emancipated. How can I go about making him my legal guardian (if I have to), my mom is okay with me going so I don't see whi I would need to go to court. I also wear braces but I'm only able to pay for it because my mom is on disability because of her getting her hips replaced so I get Minnesota Medicaid, how can I continue my braces service if I move back down to NC with my uncle? Thanks!

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  1. Michael J Corbin

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . No. Your uncle will have to petition for legal custody. Without it, he has no legal authority to enroll you in school or do anything else. He would also need it to apply for Medicaid in NC.

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  2. Ronald Lee Bell

    Pro

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Hire an attorney to file a petition for temporary guardianship temporary isceasiervto get and will suit your needs. Have your ortho recommend a new one in your new state

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