Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out
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Child Labor

Can a 17-year-old move out legally with parental permission?

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09/12/2011

Hopefully. I'm 17, and I'm planning on moving to Floida from Alaska by myself and finishing high school there. Basicly, I'm moving at the end of this summer, so when I start school, I'll only be 17 for about 2 months. I've talked about it to my parents, and no matter how much they dissapprove, they realize they can't stop me. And holding me back those 2 months would only delay me academicly. With the job i have now, and the 3 I'm planning on working during the summer, I'll hopefully have enough to support myself for the first semester, and find a suitable place to live. Overall, I'm pretty excited and coming from another 17 year old moving out, I don't see anything holding you back (unless you JUST turned 17). If you can do it, the go. There are some low points too however: You'll have to pay for everything yourself, getting a job and finishing school are huge, and finding someone whos gonna take you seriously as a 17 year is definalty gonna be hard.