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

If a 16-year-old is considered an adult why can't they move out of their parents' house when they are 17?

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12/01/2006

A 16-year-old is not considered a legal adult in any US state. In the majority of states the legal age of majority is 18 in a few states it is higher.