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What is the legal age a person can move away from their home in Missouri?

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I found this answer on a child custody website. It states that the legal age is 17, because of a loophole in the MO law.

There is not such a thing as a "loophole" in the age of majority law for Missouri, the age is 18.

The citing of a 17-year-old being an adult is contained in the juvenile code and it designates the age at which a minor can be charged as an adult and tried in an adult court.

There have been cases where custodial and child support issues have been disputed based on the juvenile code, such cases are dismissed for lack of merit.

The juvenile code is a completely separate issue and does not supercede the age of majority of 18.

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