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Can a minor be emancipated if they are being abused at home?


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2011-09-12 14:53:20
2011-09-12 14:53:20

Abused minor wanting emancipation

How old is the minor? Abused in what way? No child should be abused. If a minor is truly being abused they should go to someone they trust and explain what is happening. You have to prove you are being abused. If there is proof, you can be placed with relatives if there are any available. If not, you will be placed in foster care. Does this minor really want to be emancipated or just want out of an abusive situation? Being placed with a loving family member is a better choice, it gives you time to heal and deal with all of the changes in your life that you are going to be facing.

No.

There are very few states that allow the emancipation of minors.

In those states that do, abuse or neglect is not grounds for such.

Those issues should be addressed by the state's department of child protective services.

If a minor (or anyone) believes themselves to be in danger of physical harm they should contact local authorities immediately or 911.

National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-422-4453 or 1-800-252-2873 24/7.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence, http://www.nccafv.org

National Youth Crisis Hotline, 1-800-448-4463

Teenline Online, http://www.teenlineonline.org

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Unless the minor is abused, which then should be reported to the CPS, "does not want to" is not enough reason to put the minor in a home for expecting mothers or foster care. Until emancipated she still have to do as her parents say and can not choose where to live.


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