Can a 16 year old child living with a single parent Accused that parent of a crime to CPS just so he can get emancipation?
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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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