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Is there anything your parents or the police can do to stop you from leaving the house once you're 17 in the state of Missouri?



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Yes, the age of majority in Missouri is 18, although many believe it to be 17. The confusion comes from the rather oblique way the law is written. A persons who are under 18 but are married and/or serving in the military are considered emancipated. For all others is 18 also adding somewhat to the confusion is the age of sexual consent which is 17.