How can you move out on your own when you are fourteen years old?

The minimal age for filing a petition of emancipation is 16. Only a few states have laws that specifically pertain to the emancipation of underaged individuals. The emancipation process is much more complicated and sometimes costlier then many young people believe it to be. Emancipation is rarely granted even in those states where it is prescribed by law. If a minor child perceives themselves to be in an abusive and/or neglectful situation they should tell a school counselor or another adult whom they trust. Other options are contacting the department of family services in the county or city in which they reside. Calling any of the following numbers will connect you with people who can offer assistance depending upon your personal circumstances, National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-392-3738, Youth Emergency Services Hotline 1-800-899-5437, Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663. A web site staffed by teens to assist their peers with all types of problems, or just "talk" is http://www.teenlineonline.org.