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Can a 16-year-old living in Canada move out of her parents' home and into her best friend's house and would your mom still have to support you?

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May 06, 2008 10:04AM

Think before you do this - friends are not family and often get tired of spending time with you. I was married, pregnant, and on my own at 16yrs. It's not as fun as it seems, and I have definitely damaged the relationship with my parents to some degree. Can you support yourself? What about school? I know I sound like an old fart but I'm only 29 and I have been in the same boat. Contact me if you need to talk about this - tcameron976 @ kwic.net The law in CANADA is quite clear on this. Until you are over the age of 19 you are a minor, not an adult. As a MINOR you are NOT legally able to live where you want. If you do leave home, your Parents are NOT required to support you. If you live at home they ARE required to feed and cloth you and provide shelter to you. So make a choice, but be prepared to live with the results of that choice.