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QLD Family Law - Can 16-Year-Old Move Out Without Parental Consent?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Stephen McWilliams, 30 September 2016.

  1. Stephen McWilliams

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    1) A 16-year-old nephew I have is looking to move away from home. Can he do that legally regardless of parental opposition?

    2) Also, what happens if a parent uses threats of verbal / physical violence to force said minor to allow parent to nominate as a Centrelink nominee and I witnessed but the minor won't talk/report?

    3) Also, if a parent fails to provide a birth certificate to the minor and said minor doesn't have enough identification documents to identify himself how does he gain his birth certificate?

    Need expert family law help.
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    You'll never get 100% reliable, unbeatable legal advice for free from strangers on a website, mate.
     
  3. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, no help here is gonna be 100%. Bit rude to demand it really...

    Anyways, call births deaths marriages. They will give you 100% correct info on how the kid can get a birth certificate.

    So the kid can walk into Centrelink and told them where they are living and the name of any adult who may be looking after them, in fact he should take the adult along. The child might be entitled to some financial assistance and by informing Centrelink the parent who threatened the child will likely have their payments ceased as they are not the carer of the child.

    Might work, but they will give you 100% correct advice.
     
  4. Stephen McWilliams

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    This is all helpful, thanks a bunch. Of course you can't get 100% reliable info in a online forum but hoping to get as close as possible. Can't disappoint the kid with incorrect info. I promised him I'd be there for him no matter what.
     
  5. Stephen McWilliams

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    The minor already receives a benefit paid via a volunter nominee that obtained by not very voluntuary methods.
     
  6. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    Ok so the last comment is a bit vague... But contacting the relevant authorities is the best advice you'll get
     

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