I want to get emancipated and my mom doesn’t want me to but I know i have to have her permission but i know she’s not going to sign it. She is mentally abusive and she spend all her money on drugs and alcohol. Theirs barely any food in the house and she doesn’t want me to get a job i just want to get out of here. And i have a friend that i can gladly stay with they are the ones that told me to contact social services but i dont want to get her into trouble i just want to leave, can you guys please help me and give me some advice, PLEASE. Thank You.
Why don't you just go and stay with your friends, and don't worry about the paperwork. If your mom is more interested in her substance abuse, she will not come after you. I see no particular advantage in your being emancipated, you should not let your parents off the hook for your economic support and well being since that is their JOB and you have a right to be supported by them. Just as when you have a child, you will be responsible for supporting her. Who knows, your mom may straighten out because she is afraid of losing you.
If social services (usually DCPP) gets involved it might actually do her a world of good. They very well may also determine she is unfit and try to get you to somewhere they deem appropriate. You may not like their choice, but it will be far better than having an abusive parent who won't feed you properly. If you have any other family, that might be a good choice. As to the job, for anything on the books they will generally need her signature, which maybe easier to get than you think, maybe not... I'm sorry for this horrible situation, you deserve better. I hope this helps.
Just live with your friend, there is no benefit to emancipation for you. You legally cannot enter into a contract. So you do not really have any choice.
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You should reach out to a relative, close family friend, or someone else you can trust to help you with this situation. Emancipation matters are complex and if your well being and safety is at stake you should contact the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) for help.
An application to emancipate a child may be granted if it is determined by the court that the child has “moved beyond the sphere of parental influence” and maintains an independent status.
The following are examples of typical emancipation events as provided by case law:
attaining the age of 18 and no longer being a full-time student;
graduating from high school and not continuing on to college;
engaging in full-time employment or having the ability to do so;
being financially self-supportive or having the ability to be independent;
permanently moving away from the custodial parent’s home marriage; and
entry into the armed forces.
Emancipation actions are very fact sensitive, so you should speak with an experienced family law attorney to ensure you interests are protected.
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