I am a 22 year old female. I live with my mother and my father.
I am subject to both verbal and physical abuse and the environment in my house is unhealthy.
I just had fight with my father over having some of my friends over at the house since I cannot go out due to a ligament injury in the knee. The fight escalated and he shoved me, causing me to fall and hurt myself again. And he threatened to do it again. In the past, he had also threatened to take a sick to my leg if I disobeyed him.
I have also been s*xually harassed at the age of 12 by my uncle, who lives separately, and although my parents had had what can be dignified as nothing more than a heated argument with my uncle over the phone back then, but no more action was taken against him and also I have to still see him at family gatherings.
My father was an alcoholic who has quit alcohol ayear ago. During his drunken brawl with my mother, he has often taken a knife to his throat and threatened to kill himself.
I have several injuries from fights with my father and several X rays where I have had to tell the hospital staff that I have succumbed to sports related injuries.
My mother however is the one who attacks me verbally these days and taunts me with untrue made-up facts. In the past she used to beat me if I didnt study on time, but that was about 4-5 years ago. I was a bright student and always got marks in my 90s, despite which i was beaten up to study more.
My parents have even protested when I tried to live with my maternal grandparents and even they denied me that right saying that they dont want to lose their relationship with their daughter at the end of their life, since they are both of 90 years of age.
My best friend's (who is also a female of my age) parents have asked me to come stay with them when I have trouble at home and I have stayed there before for two days but I don't want to impose.
I want to know that if there is any way that I can be emancipated.
I am still studying and though I have received a job offer, I will not be starting until the end of next year at least. So I will need maintenance from my family till I begin my job.
Also, my father has two houses, so can I have legal permission to live alone in one of his houses till i start my job?
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IS THE LEGAL PROCEDURE TO FILE FOR EMANCIPATION IS. Also note that I do not want to file any FIR against my parents. I want it handled in court without police intervention.