Illinois  |  Family Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 6/02/13, 10:31 pm

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


Answered on: 6/03/13, 12:08 am by George Ellis

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


Did you find this answer helpful?

0 Users found this answer helpful.

0 Attorneys agree with this answer.


The Ellis Law Firm 150 N Michigan Ave #800 Chicago, IL 60601

Other answers from this attorney

Answered on: 6/03/13, 3:39 am by Conor Malloy

As the other answer states, you can seek emancipation. However, you might be 18 by the time the judge orders something.


Did you find this answer helpful?

0 Users found this answer helpful.

0 Attorneys agree with this answer.


Malloy Law, LLC 233 S. Wacker Dr., 84th Floor Chicago, IL 60606

Other answers from this attorney

Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask an Attorney!

Get answers from the top Attorneys
Ask Question

133 Answers given in the last few hours.

8661 Active attorneys ready to answer your question

Search Past Answers:
  Advanced Search