Wanting to help a minor get help from an abusive father. How do I go about it? She is always looking for places to sleep

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Customer: Wanting to help a minor get help from an abusive father. How do I go about it? She is always looking for places to sleep as she doesn't want to be home.
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?
Customer: No, I need to speak with her first in regards ***** ***** her help.
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?
Customer: Ontario Canada
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: My son is in a relationship with her and she is in my home at the moment which puts me at risk. I don't want to be liable if they call police on her to get her back home
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Hi and thank you for using JustAnswer.  My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with your question.

Just a general disclaimer that this conversation is for informational purposes only. I am licensed Canadian lawyer; however, you would need to retain a lawyer to take any legal action and/or preserve any of your legal rights. I may be away from my desk from time to time, but rest assured I will always return back as soon as possible.

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Good morning  - sorry to hear about the situation. How old is this child?

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Without the information requested, I can only provide this general response: when a child reaches the age of 16, they can live anywhere they want without their parents’ permission. If the child is under 16 and is in an abusive situation, children’s aid should be contacted immediately. The child could be placed in a foster or group home. Here is a link with local children’s aid societies respective contact numbers: http://www.oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/locate-a-childrens-aid-society/

Thank you for using JustAnswer. I wish you the best of luck. If you have any follow up questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

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