What is the name of your state? illinois
hi..i live in illinois...im 17 and will be turning 18 in 7 months. my parents are divorced and unfortunantly my mother lives in a different country. ive been forced to live with my father since age 6. i do not in any way get along with him. ever since i can remember he's been verbally abusive and once in a while he is physically abusive. as time goes on his verbal abuse gets worse and worse. its to a point where i cannot take it anymore. i often lay in bed not wanting to wake up the next morning. i cannot imagine how a parent could say those things to their child. i want to leave my house, and i want to do it now..without all the legal hassle. i have thought this through completely and have a solid plan. i know where im going to be living (alaska), and who im going to be living with. what i need to know is..can i get in trouble for this? if my dad called the police could i get arrested and sent back home? could the person im living with get in trouble? i know i have to be legally 18 to move out...i plan on leaving in october, so by then ill have 5 months till i turn 18. please help me! ive been all over the internet and found nothing. i did find one website that said if you're 17 the police cant make you go home. is that true? please, if anyone has any advice or information post it. also, i dont plan on telling my father that im leaving...im just packing up and leaving so he wont know where i am...so will i be considered a runaway? i really need your help. thank you!!!