Philadelphia, PA asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio

Q: What are my options to get away from home before 18, I'll be 17 soon. Can I possibly get my own place?

I'm 17 in 2 months. Neither of my parents want me at their house but are keeping me out of obligation. My mom recently threatened to send me to boot camp. I don't do everything perfect and I do mess up a lot. But all of my major accomplishments, I did it by myself and I know I would be better off and able to rely on myself and my rides if I was living on my own. But I don't want to stop working or get fed into the system. Is there any way I could find a way to live by Myself?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Your parents have a legal obligation to support you until you are 18. Ohio does not allow emancipation for your situation. Teens and parents often find it difficult to live together. So talk to your parents, a teacher, coach, school counselor, pastor, or other trusted adult who can review your situation and offer advice to you. Here is a link to information about emancipation:

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