What are the legal rights of a minor vs. parental control?
My parents are habitually overcontrolling. I am 15, and I have had a relationship with an 18 year old for more than 3 months. He and I were both pulling ourselves out of a serious depression, which he coped with by using drugs, and I by cutting. We forswore our vices when we got together, but I made the mistake of telling my parents about him. So we've been hiding our relationship from the start. Later, our respective crutches re-emerged, and were discovered several weeks apart.
Last week, I got my first hickey. My mom forced me to strip naked to check if I had been cutting my thighs, and saw it. She went into my school and asked that the principles contact her if they ever saw us together. My dad was all for pressing charges and/or getting a restraining order.
What are my legal rights? I will be going to collage next year as a high-school junor, and I don't want to jepordize that.
It's a shame you don't live in England, where the age of consent is 16 and you rightly gain control of your relationships.
I'm afraid there's no legal weapon you can wield against them. What I `would` say you should do is:
Stop making it easy for them. If they're habitually controlling, are you habitually obedient? You're much too aware of your needs to let them do what they're doing.
They'll ruin your health behaving like such primitive monsters.
You have None, you're still a minor
Unless you are ready to get a job and a place to live and apply for emancipation, get over it.
Unfortunately, as long as you live with them, their rules are the only ones that matter and they have all of the legal control. You will not gain rights until you are 18 and even then, they will try to run your life for you until you are about 25 or 30. Good luck sweetie!
unfortuantely you have no rights. Until you move out or are a major as opposed to a minor your parents have a right to protect you in any reasonable way they see fit. Even if it seems unreasonable to you they have the right to do it. If ytou really want to date this guy and he wants you ...you just have to wait until you leave home and go to college. Remember the laws would clasify your relationship as statutory rape if you two are having sex. You don't have the right to tell your parents you will still see him.
your parents have brain damage in the head
letting you date men you are 15..i think i will send this to yahoos terms of service i am turning in your parents, you go say good bye to that old man he off to prison where he should be. HE IS A.CHESTER MOLESTER
you are clearly not interested in hearing my comments about your relationship but that does not make them irrelevant. I am afraid to tell you that in English law you are a minor and as such you are at risk. Your interests should be protected. As a parent I can say that I would be extremely distressed if my 15 year old son was (a) depressed and (b) involved is a sexual relationship such as yours based on involvement with narcotis and mind altering drugs. You need to realise that at least some of your parents concern is justified and you should consider having a serious discussion with them wherein you do some serious listening and soul searching. If your partner is as special as you think then he will still be there waiting for you in a year or two. You are young and you must ensure that you start your adult life free of damage and teenage behaviour.
Parents were once your age and they know how difficult it is to be a teenager. They want the best for their children and they know that nothing positive can emerge from sexual activity and such a relationship at your age.
As far as the legalities are concerned - in England & Wales your parents have parental responsibilty over you until you are 16. It is also an offence to have sexual relations with a child under 16. Except in the most exceptional circumstances, none of which appear to apply to you, the court would not be willing to release you from your parents responsibility and as you see it 'control' of you.
I know you won't like my answer but you need a reality check!
You have no legal rights until you are 18 on this matter, side note you father against you will can prosecute your friend who is 18 for a sex crime, this is called a strict liability offense and if convicted he could spend time in jail and for the rest of his life he would have to register as a sex offender, name picture on the web site and all
You are only 15, they have your best interests at heart. They are responsible for you. Your boyfriend can be charged with sex crimes if your parents really wanted to push the issue, so play nice.
you ever see the movie ''any given sunday''? Pacino and Jamie fox....there is this one scene on the sidelines because the quarterback isn't following the instructions of the coaches so Pacino screams ''you do what you're f-ucking told''!!!!!!!!
YOU LOSE AT 15 YOUR MOM AND DAD HAS EVERY RIGHT TO CONTROL YOU THAT LIFE I DON'T BLAME YOU DAD FOR WANTING TO PRESS CHARGES ON YOUR SO CALL BOYFRIEND HE 18 AND SHOULD KNOW BETTER YOU HAVE THREE YEARS UNTILL YOU CAN LIVE THE WAY YOU WANT DON'T MISS UP FROM GOING TO COLLAGE WOW 15 AND STARTING COLLAGE AT 16 I KNOW YOUR NOT DUME IF HE DOING DRUG STAY AWAY FROM HIM HE WILL MISS UP YOUR LIFE DON'T WASTE YOUR LIFE
What a loser. You have NO rights, your a minor. I pity your poor parents to have been so unfortunate to have had YOU as a daughter. What a dissapointment and a disgrace.
LoL, I love it when Emo kids fish for sympathy on FreeLawAnswer.com .
Want some advice? Listen to your parents, they love you and want you to live a happy, successful life. Which you wont get dressing in black and cutting yourself. (ohh I'm so deep lets go roleplay and read poetry).
Your 'suffering' is imaginary, you have so many things in your life you should be greatful for, you are lucky.