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The minimum age of majority in the U.S. is 18, therefore a 16-year old would not be eligible to move from parental custody without their permission. However, authorities rarely interfere in circumstances that involve a minor moving into a relative's home unless the parents object or there are mitigating circumstances. If the environment was considered unsafe or unsuitable some action would probably be initiated on the part of social services. Or if the minor did not adhere to certain requirements such as the state's compulsory education law. Not unless the court gives the aunt legal custody.

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Q: Can a 16-year-old leave home and live with an aunt?
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