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  • I have a questions for you. Since i'm emancipated do I still have to have my parent sign for me to get a tatoo in arizona. And if not would i have to bring the emancipation papers with me to get a tatoo.thanx for answering all my questions.

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    Question: My girlfriends dad beats her and she doesn't get along with her mom, Can she live with me and my family without her moms permission?

    Answer: A sixteen year old can become emancipated if he or she can support herself or himself. The way that this can occur depends upon the state in which the minor resides. It takes more than being able to afford her own clothes to become emancipated. She must be able to feed, and cloth herself, provide transportation to work and school, pay taxes, provide medical insurance for herself, etc. To be emancipated means to do all the things that an adult does for herself.

    If she is being abused, she should report it to the police, to a school counselor, to a minister, to a doctor, or to a local or state 'hot line'. This is true for metal as well as physical abuse. If you know of someone who is being abused, YOU should report it.

    If she needs immediate help with an abuse issue, she should call one of the hotlines below:

    -ArizonaChild Protective Services 888-SOS-CHILD or 888-767-2445
    -Child Help USA Hotline 800-422-4453
    -National Crisis/Suicide Hotline 800-999-9999
    -National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
    -Teen Link (Various Topics) 800-235-9678
    -Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663

    If there is immediate danger of physical harm, she should call 911 immediately! If she cannot, and you can, you should do so.

    1 thru 5 of 16 comments    [ 1 ]  2   3   4    
    On 02/28/08
    c.p. from IN said:
    my girlfriend dosen't get beat by her dad but he has called her fat(she used to be anorexic)and even said she was a mistake
    On 01/09/08
    linde from WI said:
    my mom anfd have never really been close ever scence i could remember i wanted to live with my dad he and i are good together but my dad is unstable finacially and needs assistance from the state which we find out in a few weeks for legal actions what steps should i take because my step dad is bipolar and abusive
    On 10/26/07
    Rachel from Othr said:
    My friends Dad beats him, and he just told me yesturday, i dont know what to do, i want to report it but i dont because My friend doesnt want me to, he said that hes goig to talk to him lawyer tonight.(becuase his Foster father beats him) But i dont know what to do, like it hurts me to emoitinaly to see one of my friends getting beat. HELP ME!
    On 08/14/07
    Dan from Othr said:
    My girl friend is getting beat by her dad because of stupid things that aren't even her fault, i havenever met her dad but i have seen bruises on my girl friends legs and she has told me, I feel like braking te dads nose my girl friends step mum is the same, how can i help my girlfriend get through the ordeal for the next 8 weeks before she turns 16 and moves to her mums. She has told chil line and her mum but if the dad finds out he has a court order thank can make sure that she isn't allowed out of the house and not able to see her mum.
    On 06/25/07
    Rachel from GA said:
    My mom has a substance abuse problem. It's becoming more and more stressful, and affecting me more than ever. I am very unhappy in this house. I wish to move in with my boyfriend and his family which I have become very attatched to. If I bring up my mothers problem in court will she be searched or arrested? I don't want to get my mom in trouble, I just want to leave.
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