In New York can a 17-year-old move out if they are being emotional abused by their parents?
Not legally. The law does not recognize emotional abuse as being grounds for a minor to be removed from parental custody unless such abuse has been documented by the state social service agency which has jurisdiction and is deemed to be a serious detriment to the minor's well-being. Minors who believe themselves to be in an abusive environment can call the National Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, toll free, 24/7 at 1-800-422-4453 or 1-800-252-2873 for assistance.
Children are physically and emotionally abused for a variety of reasons. They can be abused by parents or guardians. They can be abused by children at school, they can even be abused by the teacher. All of the following reasons come down to someone not being able to control their anger in a productive manner.
Yes, you can get into trouble for lying about being abused. It is important for you to realize that when you lie about being abused this can ruin one of your parents reputations; someone else's reputation and the stigmatism (label) can stay with them for life even though they were found innocent by the police or a court of law. It is far better for you to be honest with the police about it. You…