Children and the Law
Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out

If you move out at 17 years old is there anything your parents can do about it?

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2015-07-16 18:21:58
2015-07-16 18:21:58

In most places your parents can call the police, have you picked up as a runaway, and force you to return home. In a few states, such as Texas, a 17-year-old won't generally be returned by force if they are able to take care of themselves.

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