Can a 17-year-old leave the state of Georgia and move to Michigan with her boyfriend?
The legal age of majority in Georgia is 18. Authorities generally will not get involved unless the juvenile is found to be in unacceptable or dangerous circumstances. However, the parents can petition the court for an order to have the minor taken into custody and returned to the family home or remanded to a juvenile facility. A minor who crosses state lines without parental permission is guilty of a federal violation, and authorities may take the minor into custody and extradite them back to their home state to be placed in the custody of the stte juvenile authorities. (18 USC 2243, 18 USC 2423)
Often times a cheating boyfriend will not leave because he feels a sense of comfort with you. He may not be happy, but he knows that you will always be there. The real question to ask here should be why would you not leave your cheating boyfriend. Feelings of helplessness may be to blame. However, it is important to accept the situation for what it is and to move on...without him.
What would happen if a seventeen year old female who lived in Georgia moved in with her boyfriend without the parent's consent if she was being abused?
Legally speaking, nothing would happen. In Georgia, you cannot be kicked out until age 18...BUT you may leave on your own at age 17 and cannot be forced to return or be charged as a runaway. This is due to a loophole created when Georgia decided that they were going to allow teens to go to prison at age 17.