My nephew who turns 17 in less than a month was kicked out of his house and told not to go to any family members houses. He came to me anyway and stayed with me for 4 days and nights. His mother made no contact with him during this time and after his father initially called and told us not to let him in, once he knew my nephew was with me he called everyday to verify he was still here. His mother cleared out his bank account on the 4th day which made it where he had no means to buy lunch at school or anything. And yes he was attending school everyday. On the 5th day they took him from school, brought him to my home to get his stuff, all against his will. He saw my car pull up behind his mothers and he jumped into my car where his mother and father proceeded to lie to me and him. He did not want to go, he was upset and crying as was i, only with a serious threat of violence from his father did he finally exit my vehicle. They took him to his fathers where they told him he was going to be staying and then the next morning his mother went and picked him up and told him he was being taken to his paternal grandparents home, more than 300 miles away to live, permanently. This home he has been taken to is where his father was raised. Where his father was a drug dealer most of his teenage life, and where there was no rules or supervision given to him and now he is letting them take care of my nephew which is absurd!!! I am one of 4 siblings, we along with my parents all live within 3 miles of each other. I am just trying to figure out if i have any legal footing to try to obtain custody or help him get emancipated. He is a good kid who does not abuse drugs or alcohol. He lived with an overbearing, sometimes physically abusive stepfather and a mother who is an alcoholic and is mentally unstable most of the time. We have been told we will not be able to talk to him for a few months, not even be able to know if he is okay or not. This is not acceptable!!! How can parents who abandon and then kidnap their child be the ones to make decisions for his life. Someone needs to stand up for Tyler and that is what i am doing. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!!!
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