Q: im 15 and i just had my daughter.my mom is constantly starting fights over nothing what do i do to keep my daughter safe
today, she got angry because she was changing my daughters diaper and i took over and did it myself. she then started an argument because i did not want her to see my birth video and her reasoning was because she is my mother and she has that right. i do not want this around my child but i am 15 and i don’t know what to do. my mom will not let me leave. she is currently screaming curse words and cursing me in her room. i’m now worried my parents are going to get into an argument. can i take my daughter and leave to go to my grandparents? what can i legally do to keep my daughter away from this negativity?
A: I am saddened to hear that this type of disturbance is occurring in your home where peace should resound. Because you are a minor yourself there is not much you can do unless the situation turns violent and you and your daughter's life is in danger. You could also talk with your grandmother to see if she would be willing to seek temporary guardianship over you. Even if your grandmother desires to be your guardian you will still need your mother's approval. Conversely, you could begin the process of seeking to be emancipated from your parents. Contact an attorney to schedule a consultation to determine if emancipation is a route you should take. I wish you the best!
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