I'm seventeen. My mom is emotionally abusive. I live with her now. She drags me to bars, etc. when I lived with my dad my step mom was physically abusive. I have a vehicle and a job. How can I legally move out?
2 Answers from Attorneys
You should seek an emancipation order from a court. To get an emancipation order under the “Emancipation of Mature Minors Act” you must file a case in court and then convince the judge that you are a “mature” minor. Keep in mind that you may find it difficult to get the judge to order that you be emancipated if:
Your parents object to your emancipation
You are seeking emancipation in order to qualify for public aid and you have no other income
You cannot prove you are mature
You still live with your parents and are wholly supported by them
As the other answer states, you can seek emancipation. However, you might be 18 by the time the judge orders something.