When a person is emancipated, then they are no longer a minor. In Ohio once a child is 18 and graduated from high school a parent no longer has a legal obligation to support the child. They are considered adults and can move as they like. If a parent files to modify or change the custody arrangement for a child that is still a minor, the court will listen to what the child has to say. The amount of weight they give to that request varies. To modify the arrangement legally an action would need to be initiated with the court.
You need to seek a consultation to explore the options and choices that you have currently.
This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It is not offered as, and does not constitute, legal advice. The answer presumes you are not currently represented by an attorney who knows your specific circumstances.
LORETTA MARIE HELFRICH
Attorney At Law
3573 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226
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