As you may know by now, you cannot simply "sign over" a child to another person. In New York, a parent may voluntarily terminated their rights in certain situations where an "involuntary" termination is possible, but a voluntary one is just easier. Otherwise, if there is another adult that wants...Read more »
What are our options to remove her LEGALLY from an abusive home (abusive physically/ mentally/ verbally/ emotionally (verifiable)), and get her LEGALLY placed permanently in my own home which is clean, bills paid, etc..?
She will be 18 in april. She is in danger at her current legal... Read more »
It is hard to answer your question because in New York, the age of consent is 17, but the age of majority is 21, and an otherwise competent 18 year old is considered legally responsible. She can become "emancipated" prior to age 18, which means she is no longer in the custody and control of her...Read more »
It is possible. The issue is whether they are competent to make decisions. Some people with a brain metastasis are, and some aren't. Same for pain medication. If there is a question, a doctor will have to make a determination.
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