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If a minor resides in Pennsylvania or Mississippi they do not reach the legal age of majority until they are 21. Therefore resident minors of these two states would be presumed to be under the control of their parents until reaching the required legal age. A minor living in any other state is considered of legal age at 18, with the exceptions of Nebraska and Alabama where it is 19. Other than the two states noted, there would be no "legal move" a parent could take to force someone who has reached the state's legal age of majority to remain in the family home.

The above is incorrect: D.C., Indiana, Massachusetts (if still living with parent), Mississippi and New York have a legal age of majority of 21; Colorado and Nebraska use the age of 19; in almost all other states, it is 18, with exceptions if the child still lives with a parent, or is still in school. Check you own states' statutes for the most current information.

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