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Can you legally move out when you are 18 and can your parents do anything to stop you?

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2005-11-01 19:25:24
2005-11-01 19:25:24

In most states you can leave the family home and parental custody when you reach the age of 18. In Alabama and Nebraska the legal age of majority is 19, and in Mississippi and Pennsylvania it is 21.

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You should be over the age of majority in your community. Have you talked to your parents? They may know who and where your birth parents are. That could save you an immense amount of searching.

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