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Can a girl move out of the house at age 17 and not be considered a runaway?


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Answered 2006-08-27 02:34:52

Depends on what state.


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No. You are only considered a runaway if your parents do not know where you are.

You can move out if your parents house whenever you please but you have to have their permission and somewhere to go. Unless you are 18 or over.

12. Although you have to be in the care of a trusted adult. Preferablly family member.

If they have their parents' permission to do so. Otherwise they are considered a runaway.

No. You are a minor until the age of 18. If you leave at 16 without parents permission you can be legally considered a runaway.

Basically anyone up to the age of 17 can be charged with runaway. But if you are 17-18, they can bring you back home, but will not file runaway charges

no you have to be emancipated by a parent,otherwise you would be considered a runaway...

Not without being considered a runaway. If the child has permission to of the parents, they have the ability to live anywhere. Otherwise they are likely to become wards of the state and be put in foster care.

There is no such law. Without parental consent or until they reach the age of majority, their parents determine where they live.

Your parents will likely report you as a runaway and you will be picked up and returned home.

In most places she will be considered an adult. She can live where she wants to.

No she can not. As long as you are a minor you will need their consent.

Yes, with parental permission. Without it, they can be reported as a runaway.

Yes, if she is emancipated by a court or if her parents give her permission. Otherwise, she is a runaway.

answerit depends on what state you live in. mos states it is 18 however some allow you to at 17 and very few states you must be 19 or 21. check your state laws. In the state of Missouri your able to move out at age 17 with out parents' permision and with out being considered as a runaway.In the state of Georgia you can move out wihout your parents consent when you are 17.

If you are under the age of 18, have not been emancipated, and leave home without parental consent, then yes, that's running away. Boyfriend and his family could find themselves facing charges for taking you in. Texas does have laws against harboring a runaway.

The laws considered them to be an adult. In Indiana they can move out.

What is the legal age a girl can move out of her parents house?

You are only considered a runaway if your parents do not know where you are. However, that is not to say that they cannot force you to come home. I am not very sure on moving out at 17 laws in Iowa. I have heard it's just a personal issue unless you are in danger, debt, or homeless... But I can't be for sure.

if she's ok with it but technically you're still considered a child.

You are considered an adult at 18 in Texas.

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