If my mother calls the cops and files a missing persons report on me when I move out without her permission, should I call the police and tell them where I am and prove to them that I'm safe? Will me and or the person harboring me get arrested? Or will I have to file a police report saying that I left and convince her to say she let me leave in writing?
Louisiana allows for a minor to be emancipated at 16. To achieve that purpose, a court action must be filed by your parents. Until that action is taken, you are a minor and under the care of your parents. Only the parent can give you permission to leave. There may be other extenuating circumstances that will not be discussed that would remove you from the home. However, the person harboring you may very well be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor as you have not reached the age of majority. You may wish to seek the advice of an attorney.
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