My six-year-old son has been in a lot of trouble with the law and every time they've let him come home and I have let him come home he does not respect me he does not respect my property I'm single mother doing this all on my own. Just last time I made them keep him in Juvenile Detention Center because he's not learned from the last three times he was on house arrest. he does not want to live in my home. I will not let him just go live with friends he still 16 and still my responsibility but he is falsely accusing me of abuse and drug use that has NEVER ever happened and never would because my son is my world he's all I've got left I would never hurt him and I would never do drugs. he's mad at me for not telling the judge he could come home.(so he can get in more trouble) he has made it clear that he does not respect me and he does not want to live in my home .what can I do about that?
Your question is based upon a faulty premise. In Indiana, "emancipation" is mostly dealing with the issue of whether or not a parent must pay child support for their child.
Your question seems to be about whether your 16 year old can falsely accuse you of abuse or neglect in order to be able to live on his own. The answer to that question is most likely, "no." If your child makes allegations that the Department of Child Services investigates and believes to be true, they can act in a few different ways. The most common action is the filing of a CHINS case. DCS can remove a child who is being abused or neglected from the home and place them with another individual, even foster care. But, if your child is making false allegations, I strongly suggest you work with a lawyer who regularly handles cases with DCS. It is not usually a good idea to speak with anyone at DCS without first having had a chance to meet with a lawyer. Good luck.
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