Me and my boyfriend are both 16, I’ll be 17 in April and he’ll be 17 in May. He’s got a tough home situation right now, he’s not adopted but his aunt has had temporary custody of him for 9 years, and now he wants to live with his biological sister who is an adult, but his aunt won’t tell him who his lawyer is and she’s trying to send him off to state. His aunt is never around because she’s always out of town for long periods of time, he’s always staying at other peoples houses, he never has any food at his house, he has to walk to school all the time even when it’s cold and snowing out. I just wanted to know what his options are or if he could possibly stay with me if my parents are okay with it. And I have also talked with my guardian ad litem and my lawyer about getting emancipated. If I did end up getting emancipated would he be able to stay in an apartment with me if he’s not emancipated but I am?
None of what you are wishing for is going to happen.
He is not going to be able to emancipate himself. It is difficult and rare. For the same reasons, you are unlikely to do so either. Even if you did, you are still a minor and are not going to be granted guardianship of another minor.
The guardianship of his aunt would need to be terminated for him to live with his adult sister or anyone else. All decisions on terminating his existing guardianship or creating a new one, in anyone, will be decided on what is in his best interests. If your own situation in your family is causing you to consider emancipation, there is no way he would be placed into that same situation.
Someone could call CPS in WV, including himself, for lack of proper food or shelter. Not knowing anything about the adult sister's situation, he could end up in a foster placement if CPS gets involved.
He should reach out for help. But it will be either adult sister, some other adult or WV CPS that will be his likely helpers, not yourself at your age.
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