answered on Jun 16, 2021
In Missouri, those children of the age of 17 are not considered runaways. Although what you've described may not be safe for the child, there is not much that can be done when a 17-year-old moves out of the home.
I'm 16 and I'm currently trying to get myself emancipated without my dad's knowledge. My parents are divorced and my mom has agreed to give up her rights, but my dad is trying to keep us trapped here. He is a very unfit parent and let's his girlfriend control everything and they bully us constantly.
answered on Jun 10, 2021
To be eligible for emancipation in Missouri, you need to be able to support yourself financially and have a place of your own. That doesn't mean you cannot have roommates or live elsewhere, but you would have to show the court that you would be able to afford a home and have an income, etc.... Read more »
My home life environment is not the most stable and I pay the rent and buy groceries while paying for my own phone service and needs. I have a job and make decent money at my job. I have been threated by my stepdad and have told my school and the cops when they were called on me when I tried to... Read more »
answered on Apr 1, 2021
You would need to make sure that you have a place of your own to start. Parental consent to your emancipation helps, but it's not necessary.
answered on Feb 19, 2021
Do you mean with regard to discipline? The state offers quite broad protections for a parent to discipline as they see fit. If you were wanting to leave the house on a permanent basis and seek emancipation, then that is different.
We were all adopted, her adopted family is horrible. There has been many wellness checks on her from me. Many DFS calls on the family so much stress she ran away and they brought her back. She is 17 she graduates early, and would like to live with me. I've contacted so many people and they... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2021
She can file a petition for emancipation. You can consider filing for guardianship of your sister as well.
How do I refute/overturn a preponderance of evidence that supports finding of neglect?
Shall I go about disproving what was recorded in their wildy false and egregious reports?
Or is there a specific rubric or factors that determine their decision?
answered on Jan 27, 2021
In order to better advise you on your situation, I would need to know more information about the specifics of your case. I'd highly recommend retaining an experienced family law attorney for the matter.
answered on Sep 3, 2020
Your son needs to speak to a criminal defense attorney immediately. He should not speak to anyone other than his attorney or one that he is seeking to hire about this. Anything he says to anyone else may be used against him.
It was maybe 2 hrs but i came back to school
answered on Nov 4, 2019
I'm not sure what BCA is supposed to be, but your parents are allowed to discipline you for leaving school without their permission if they so choose.
answered on Jul 9, 2019
If your grandparents give you permission to move then you may, otherwise you will have to wait until you are eighteen.
Currently a runaway.
answered on Apr 22, 2019
You do not have the legal capacity to decide where you wish to live until you are 18. You may qualify for emancipation if you are able to financially support yourself, in which case you should talk to an attorney to assist you in filing for legal emancipation.
If you cannot support... Read more »
They stopped them and another boy and were asking them all kinds of questions and accusing them of them of breaking into buildings and doing drugs. I was not notified nor was I present when the officers did this.
answered on Mar 28, 2019
As long as you and the child's father are in agreement, you can give your child whatever name you want.
answered on Mar 24, 2019
If you leave home before you are 18, your parents could call the police and report you as a runaway. Once found you could end up in juvenile detention. You can become legally emancipated if you can financially support yourself. However, if you cannot obtain permission to leave home, and you... Read more »
The HOA Board wants to select the type of replacement window for our condo, and bill us later. Don't we have any rights in the choice of windows, since these are limited common elements?
answered on Mar 5, 2019
Your condo association’s declaration and rules & regulations control. Read them carefully.
I live in Missouri. My baby's biological father left me after I found out I was pregnant and has a new girlfriend. We were only together a few weeks. My baby is 5 months old and at his request we did a paternity test. He has still not met his baby or paid child support and Now he is wanting to... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2018
The only way to terminate a biological parents are with an adoption. However, unless there is a court order regarding custody, an unwed father does not have any rights to his children, so if you want to merely keep the child away from him, you do not have to do anything; so long as he does not... Read more »
We’re getting married in February. We have parental consent. I just wanna make sure it’s okay.
answered on Sep 10, 2018
They can be engaged, but without consent from a guardian, they will need to hold off on getting married until the younger party turns 18.
Not liking living situation and would like to do better
answered on Aug 13, 2018
A child may move out of his or her parents home when he or she reaches eighteen or becomes emancipated.
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