Atlanta, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: My mom tried to send me away so I left home. Im 17. Can the people I moved in with get into legal trouble?

My friend's mom didnt want to see me on the streets so she let me stay there. Can she get into trouble for this? Mom made my job let me go so I cant emancipate myself. I left home cause I'm was tired of the verbal abuse and pettiness.

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Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Until you reach the age of 18 or emancipate, your mom can dictate where you live.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: At this point you are not a legal adult, so you have to live where your mother says you have to live. She can report you as a runaway at this point. Once you turn 18 you can live where you would like to.

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