12 year old child leaving abusive home

I'm 12 and living in a dangerous household. They are violating my rights, and I want to move out and live with my aunt. Is it possible?


Asked 9 months ago in Kamloops, British Columbia
Categories: Human Rights  Family Law

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Kevin J. Groves

Answer by Kevin J. Groves

VerifiedBritish Columbia lawyer

Yes. But this is not something you should do on your own. I suggest you connect with a lawyer to assist you with this.

Posted 9 months ago

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Vishal K Bajpai

Answer by Vishal K Bajpai

VerifiedBritish Columbia lawyer

Yes it is possible but you should speak to a lawyer first. Perhaps try contacting the Society for Children and Youth of BC (1-877-462-0037 or https://www.scyofbc.org/child-youth-legal-centre/) to see what free legal help may be available for you. You can also call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 to talk about what is going on. If you are in immediate danger call 911. Stay safe and well

Posted 9 months ago

Vishal K Bajpai is a lawyer and BC Law Society accredited family mediator and arbitrator.  He is an associate family roster member of Mediate BC. Vishal is the founder of Bajpai Law Corporation, a general practice firm in Abbotsford, BC. See more about Vishal at https://bajpai.ca

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