if easy child's girlfriend moved out of her mom's home without permission? girlfriend is 17; she'll be 18 in September. Tonight her mother called her a **** (a not nice name for someone who sleeps around - which girlfriend has never done) and a liar, told her that she's a horrible person and that she makes everyone miserable. girlfriend's mom is very unstable. girlfriend does everything for everyone, including carting her 26 year old sister back and forth to work - and wherever she needs to go - after her sister lost her license (again) for driving drunk. Her sister doesn't even offer gas money. And the mom expects her to do it. She expects girlfriend to take care of her, too. girlfriend has a GPA of 3.95 with honors classes, has been accepted to the college she plans to attend and knows what she wants to do with her life. She is an absolute sweetheart and beats herself up all the time because of how her mom and stepdad treat her. They treat her lower than dirt. She was planning on moving in with us when she turns 18. What would happen or what would the repercussions be if she moved in now against her mother's permission? I've heard that a lot of times, authorities tend to not get as involved at that age, but I don't know if that's true. Is this something where she could get a lawyer to become emancipated?