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No, that could be an issue that needs to be brought to the attention of the state's deparment of family and children's services. The definiton of emotional abuse has a very broad interpetation in the eyes of the law. It is highly unlikely that such a charge could be found valid by a social service investigator unless there mitigating circumstances.

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Q: Can a minor be emancipated on grounds of only emotional abuse by parents?
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Can a 18 year old with a disability sue a step parent for verbal and emotional abuse?

If you are legally "competent" - at 18 you are probably legally emancipated in your state. You can leave home (if physically/mentally capable) but without any signs of physical abuse, I doubt that your grounds for suit are valid.

Is it illegal for parents to emotionally abuse their kids?

Verbal abuse is a type of abuse (leaves no scars with the acception of scarring the mental state of the person receiving the verbal abuse) so no, there is no law against verbal abuse.Yes, it is illegal for parents to emotionally abuse children. Often the emotional abuse has a physical part as well. The emotional abuse is harder to prove, but it can be done and parents can be loose children because of it. I am going to disagree with the person above concerning emtional abuse. Emotional abuse is not only verbal it can also be physcial. An example would be a parent locking a child in a closet for hours or making them stand in an exact position for hours. This is emotional abuse and it is illegal.

Is verbal and emotional abuse enough to emancipate?

yu can only get emancipated if yu have a place to live,job and a way to support yurself..if yu are underage n yu have verbal and emotional abuse they will probably just take yu into a foster home

Is mental and emotional abuse to the point of wanting to kill yourself enough to get emancipated?

Contact a domestic violence crisis center in your area. They can help.

Is emotional abuse a crime?

If it is emotional abuse of a child, then yes.

Do teens who suffer verbal and emotional abuse from parents do badly in school academically?


Can divorce be granted for abuse?

Yes. Some states, such as Nevada, have no fault divorce. But abuse, whether physical, mental, or emotional, constitutes reasonable grounds for divorce in most states.

How can you get emancipated in the state of Florida if your parents don't want you to?

A Florida court will not consider emancipation w/o the agreement of the minor's parents or legal guardian. The only exception would be recommendation by FCPS due to proven abuse and/or neglect and/or endangerment of the minor's physical and/or emotional well-being.

What type of child abuse or neglect are you dealing with if you discover parents blantly rejecting their child?


What are the differences of emotional and physical abuse?

Physical abuse leaves marks and emotional abuse hurts u emotions

Why is emotional abuse not recognized as more damaging than physical abuse?

It is because emotional abuse is harder to prove than physical abuse.

How can a minor be emancipated if there is emotional abuse and substance abuse being done to the minor by the parent?

They can be removed from the home by social services. The courts can then remove the parental rights if it is in the best interests of the child. Emancipation is an option in some states.

Can you get emancipated if your parents mistreated you even though you're still in homeschool in California?

If there is abuse or neglect involved, you should contact your local Social Services office or the police. You can become emancipated with a court order; if you do not become emancipated because of the abuse/neglect you will be ordered to live with another family member or someone else appointed by the court.

If your an emotional abuser what causes them to leave?

the victim or the abuser? emotional abuse cuts deeper than physical abuse. it has to do with manipulation. though emotional abuse and physical abuse ususally go hand in hand.

Can a 15 AND A 16 year old be emancipated and put in a relatives home if there is abuse in their parents home in Michigan?

If there is abuse, the state will take custody and put them into foster care. If the 16 year old has a job and can support themself, they might be able to get emancipated, but the 15 year old cannot.

Types of child abuse?

Sexual abuse, Physical abuse, Neglect, Emotional abuse

What is emotional abuse-?

Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical in nature. It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics, such as intimidation, manipulation, and refusal to ever be pleased.

Why did you get emotional abuse?

Well...sometimes people judge on physical appearance, how much money your parents have, your parents job, the color of your hair, your religion, and many other things that don't matter to have the best friend. People who are poor, their parents have a poor job, people don't lie the color of your hair or religion may use emotional abuse on you because of that.

What are the four types of child abuse?

Physycal abuseEmotional abuseSexual abuseNeglet

What is a form of emotional abuse?

A form of emotional abuse could include taking away rights or privileges without Physical, sexual or verbal abuse.

What is emotional and verbal abuse?

Verbal abuse is usually the cause of emotional abuse. Tell a young person that they are of no worth enough times they will start to believe it.

What are the different forms of abuse?

The 4 forms of abuse are:-Emotional Abuse-Mental Abuse-Physical Abuse-Sexual Abuse

What is the seven types of abuse?

emotional abuseverbal abusephysical abusesexual abuseabandonmentneglectmedical abuse

What is the definition of emotional abuse?

purposely neglecting the child. meaning you isolate them. and make them feel depressed and unimportant is emotional abuse.

Can you become emancipated without your parents' permission?

In some cases, yes. If your parents are abusive and cause you problems or hurt then you can. * Child abuse or neglect are not grounds for emancipation of a minor. In most states that allow emancipation of a minor and there are not many, the parents must agree to the act. In all states that allow emancipation of a minor the parents are notified by the court of the minor's request and are given the opportunity to contest the action. A minor who is being abused or neglected should contact the state's department of child protective services or Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-422-4453