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

Is it legal in Maryland for a mother to put her 17 year old out with her child when they have no where to go?

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01/30/2007

This is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Consult the specific laws for the state and county in which you reside for the rules that apply. A minor is the responsibility of their parents until such time as they reach the age of majority or are legally emancipated. The parents are required to provide for the support of their minor children. If the parents give permission, the minor can live in another location. Such permission does not relieve the parents of the responsibility to provide support.