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A child can leave home at 16 in Ontario and the police will not be willing to be involved.
But the child will lose all rights to financial support from his/her parents if he/she does so.
what are the consequences if the leave their family home and move with a new family
Here's the situation. The child is 17yrs(girl) & will be 18 on Feb23 2012, she wants to leave her parents home due to certain circumstances. She wants to come & live with a new family her friend & father..The new family consists of a father and daughter only.
-she have already spoken to her parents and ask for changes in their home, it never changed, so she had spoken with them about her intentions.
-can she leave her family home without her parents consent?
-will her friend & father get into trouble legally for taking her in their home?
-if her relatives comes to take her back and she refuses to return and they become violent, if the police is called, will they remove them from the home, based on the child decision?
-can her family legally force her to return home in any way?
-What is the best way to do this peacefully and legally?
thank you Debra