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What is the law in Louisiana for a 17-year-old who wants to move out?

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May 26, 2005 1:57PM

The age of majority is 18. However, Louisiana seems to be one of the few US states with a legal loophole here. If you do move out at 17, your parents have little recourse to force you to move back home. That effectively means you can move out without parental permission in LA at 17, even though technically you're not supposed to do it until you are 18. Also, Louisiana is a state where child emancipation is more liberal than in the rest of the US. If your parent's agree, that may be a simple process.