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Can a 16-year-old legally move out without parental permission in Arkansas and live with another parent?

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2005-09-20 16:13:39
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Until you turn 18, your custodial parent has the right to determine where you live. If you move in with the non-custodial parent without permission from the custodial parent, then they can call the police and have you picked up and brought back home. The non-custodial parent could be charged with 'interference with custody' and possible other charges as well. The non-custodial parent can petition the court for a change of custody. At your age, you would be allowed to state where you would like to live. The judge will take your wishes--along with many other things--into consideration when making the final decision.

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