Getting Kicked Out

If you are a minor (below the age of eighteen), your parents are legally required to provide for you. This means that they are not legally allowed to kick you out. If they do, they could potentially be prosecuted for neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, abandonment, and many other things.

However, they could choose to relinquish you to the custody of the state. This means you would officially be a part of the system that places kids in foster care, group homes, and so on. Ideally, if your parents did this, the state would place you with a relative willing to take you in. However, as noted in the above section, being in the custody of the state would deeply complicate your custody of your own child. One thing you should mention to your parents if they are threatening this is that, if they give you up to the state, they will be required to pay child support.

The best option, if your parents absolutely refuse to provide for you, is to move in with another relative for a while. From there, you can get a job, save money, and hopefully continue your education until you are able to stand on your own two feet.

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