Savannah, GA asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia

Q: My grandson 16 in November has been living in a terrible relationship with his mother. He wants a emancipation.

He ran away last year because his mother is on drugs. We went to Juvenile court and they made him go back home. They did require counseling But mother has refused and said she did not need it. This child has beg for help he is failing in school. I feel that he is a slave he is not allowed to even go out of the yard at 16. They have stopped him from coming to his grandparents since he did run away last year because they blamed us. What can we do?

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Gina Anne Smalley
Gina Anne Smalley
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  • MARIETTA, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You and/or your grandson have options. Without more information, it is hard to answer whether or not he is entitled to emancipation. You may also have grandparent custodial rights. You should seek out a lawyer knowledgable in these areas.

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

A: You could meet with an attorney who can review the facts of this case in detail and present you with your options.

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