Ithaca, NY asked in Family Law for New York

Q: Can I leave my mothers house at 16 and move in the father of my child’s house?

My mother is constantly putting me down mentally and emotionally. There was a time she said “he just wants in your pants” and another “who knows what you did with ******** in that dress I hope you used double protection because we can’t afford another baby”. I have a one year old son, a job, and a horrible support system here. I want to live there because it’s a better environment for my child. My mother smokes weed before I go to school and then watches my child. She also sells weed to friends. And has stolen my money before.

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Lawrence Allen Weinreich

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  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You can move out of your mother's house. She can try to force you back or even ask for custody of your baby but based upon what you are saying she probably won't win. Just be careful as depending on the age of your boyfriend she may try to have him arrested for statutory rape. I suggest you contact the local bar association and see if you can get a free consult with a lawyer about the entire situation.

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