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Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out

Can you legally move out of your parents' house if you are 17 and have a child?


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July 15, 2015 9:25PM

Having a child does not emancipate a person. If you are under the age of 18, you are still a minor, rather you're a parent yourself or not.

It depends upon the laws of the state. In some cases a minor who has a child or is pregnant will be granted emancipation by the court for the purpose of obtaining public assistance. If the minor (and child) cannot reside int he family home for any reason they should contact the Department of Family Services in their city or county of residence for assistance.