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My son was 16 years old-(2 mos shy of his 17th birthday) when he moved out.
He got back from visiting his grandmother and took his belongings and moved in with his 18 year old girlfriend and her parents. A month later he sends me a text message saying: See you in court, I have a lawyer (that his girlfriends parents paid for) and I'm getting Emancipated. In turn, I took him to court to get him home. He was home for 16 days. When he came home he said, I had ruined his life-they were taking him on a Cruise and if I did not let him become Emancipated, he would find a way. He did not want to make our relationship work, all he wanted to do is live with them. Emancipation day-the judge says to him: At 18 your considered to be an adult, I don't see you being an adult at 30. He got emancipated and moved back with those people. He barely speaks to me or his father but still wants us to pay for things (school lunch etc) I'am sick everyday-