Children and the Law
Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out
Age of Consent & Underage Relationships

How in Texas can a 16-year-old male move in with someone else without his parents' consent?

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September 08, 2005 4:11PM

A 16-year-old cannot leave home without his parents consent unless he has been emancipated. You would be picked up by the police and returned home. If someone takes you in when you runaway, then they could be facing charges for doing so. Texas does have laws against harboring a runaway. They could also face charges for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possibly other charges as well.