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February 26th 2011, 06:27 PM

Alright so I don't need to go into details, regardless, I'm pretty sure I'm about to be thrown out of the house within the next week or two. My question is, are there any protection family laws that are involved in this? I turned 18 a while ago, I've heard as soon as you turn 18 legally you can just be kicked out.

However, are there any laws, like weeks notice etc?

Also once kicked out, are there any places that would temporarily take me in? Or am I pretty much just a street kid?

The problem is I'm still in my university year, so finding a job over the next little while is tough. I'm really swamped with school work, also I've already applied for a construction job which starts in late April. Until then I'm really without a job, but I still need to finish my university year for obvious reasons.

by the way, I should add that I'm in Canada.

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Re: Thrown out? - February 26th 2011, 08:27 PM

Hey there! I'm not an attorney, and I don't live in Canada, so I can't offer specifics on what you could do. I would suggest contacting Child Protective Services, however, and finding out what your options are in that regard. They may not be able to help you, but they could refer you to organizations, government agencies, and/or charities that assist 18-year-olds who face eviction from their homes.

I would also get in touch with a financial advisor from your university, and ask about student loans. I know it's not ideal to go into debt right off the bat, but you CAN use that money for housing, food, etc. Since you're unemployed, you might also qualify for grants.

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Re: Thrown out? - March 2nd 2011, 10:15 PM

Hey, I'm sorry that you are being kicked out of your house. That doesn't sound fair at all. Unfortunately, you being 18, the lines are blurred. Some places will consider you a minor, and take you in, where as some places won't even bother. There might be some laws regarding your situation. However, I'm not a Canadian citizen, let alone know all the laws of it. It would be in your interest to check around places, and get to know the laws regarding it.

There might be shelters for males around your area. They take pretty much anyone. Although, I think the length of time you stay can vary from place to place. Is there a friend that you can stay with temporarily, or a relative?

You being in college, maybe qualify for financial aid. I think you should consider applying for that. I can't say how much money you would get, if any at all, but it can't hurt to apply. Robin is right, you can take out student loans. They may be sympathetic to your situation, and you might be able to do that. Basically it comes down to survival, and sure, debt will suck. But it seems as though going in debt for this would be worth it.

I hope everything gets sorted out for you!

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