Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out

Can a teenager move out at age 16?


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2015-07-15 21:04:40
2015-07-15 21:04:40

A Teenager CAN move out at the age of 16, if it has been okayed by a judge through emancipation.

i live in cananda my daughter has moved out 2 years ago and lives with her boyfriends parents and boy friend . iv given written permisssion because she doesnt want to live her mother .shes informed me that i have noterise it and i dont want to,iv already gave permission .can you give me advise on it di i have to legally do that, angela

The legal age of majority in most of the states is 18. Alabama and Nebraska it is 19, Mississippi and Pennsylvania it is 21. Some states do allow minors who are at least 16 years of age to petition the court for early emancipation status.

Contrary to some people's notions, the emancipation process is not simple nor inexpensive. Specified state guidelines must be followed, in almost every state permission of the minor's parents or legal guardian is necessary.

A minor who leaves home w/o parental permission being given to another qualified adult caretaker, will be classified as a runaway or absentee minor, and be will subject to being taken into custody by authorities.

As to the issue of having written parental permission notarized, it is necessary for that to take place if the document is to be seen as "genuine", by a court. The parental consent document must also contain specifics pertaining to the care of the minor child and address such issues as financial support.

Yes, just make sure you dont get caught and make sure whoever you're living with will properly protect you and support you. Good Luck


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In Maine a teenager can be emancipated at age 16 and they must have a reason and be able to support themselves. A teenager can move out at a younger age if the are being sexually, mentally, or physically abused. In this situation a family member or grandparent would need to step in with the police

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yes if they get emacipated but that costs money and can take a long time.

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I live in England and the age restricton for a teenager to move out without parental consent is 16. However this could vary wherever you are from.

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The age of majority in NC is 18, but you can petition for emancipation at 16. You must show that emancipation is in your best interests and that you are capable of supporting yourself.

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