Lima, OH asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio

Q: If Im 16 and am adopted but emotiionally abused here can I go to California and live with my Dad who never lost custody?

I am adopted but am hating it here I'm 16 but we have never gotten along. I would like to live somewhere else there is lots of emotional and physical stuff that goes on. would I be able to legally move to my live with my dad in his custody since he never lost it in the first place?

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Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you are adopted then your dad has no custody rights. If you are being abused or neglected call CPS to make a report and they can remove you from the home.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation at home. They will know how to help you.

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