well.. i'm 17 years old, and my mom is well.. psycho. she has tried to kill me and my sisters several of times. today she tried to stab her and she moved out. she is 19. i am 17. We both live in louisiana. Do i need to be emancipated to move out, or can i jsut leave since i am 17. Some people have told me that since i am 17, they cannot make me come back, but some people said that they would.. and i really dont know whats going on. i tried looking it up on the internet, but i couldnt find much information on it..can anyone help me?
Question about the emancipation of a minor
If your mom is that sick, then you can enlist Child Protective Services. They can probably get you out of the house and into some sort of home.
Laws about the age you can leave home are going to vary from state to state, so you'll need some advice that is specific for Louisiana. Have a look at http://www.la-legal.com/free_legal_services.htm and see if there is any legal service there you could use. A school counsellor might also be able to help.
What is also important are the practical issues. Where will you live? How will you support yourself? If it requires emancipation, you will need good answers to these questions, but you need them anyway.
PLEASE see a school counselor, nurse, clergy, or trusted adult right away and get some help. You have multiple issues to deal with and could use some assistance sorting them out.