Custody
Children and the Law
Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out

Can you move in with your mother in California if she doesn't have any custody of you and tell the court that you want to move in with her because you don't get along with your step-parent?

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May 21, 2005 1:27PM

A minor cannot leave the home of the custodial parent without that parent's permission. The noncustodial parent can petition the court for custody rights pertaining to the minor child. Depending on the child's age the court will take into consideration the opinion/feelings of the child before rendering a decision.