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Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out

In the state of New York can a 17-year-old move out of her parents' house and move in with her 20-year-old boyfriend and his parents without getting the boyfriend's parents into trouble?

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October 04, 2005 2:31PM

The age of majority in New York State is 18. If the minor female left the family home w/o parental permission, her parents could file a report with authorities. Any adult (including the boyfriend) who aids and/or harbors a absentee minor knowing that said minor has acted against the wishes of the parent(s) or legal guardian can be subjected to criminal and/or civil penalties.