What is the legal age to move out in Kansas?
The parents of an non-emancipated minor have the custody and
control of such minor. This means that the parents can legally
decide where the minor lives until the minor reaches the age of
majority (usually 18) or otherwise becomes emancipated.
If a minor moves away from the home of his or her parents or
legal guardians without their permission, that minor can be picked
up by authorities as a runaway. Depending upon the state, there may
be an evaluation stage in which the situation is reviewed to insure
that the individual is not endangered by being returned to the
home. Some states have recognized that minors that are 16 or 17 are
often considered questionable as to their ability to leave home.
Authorities may not want to deal with minors in this age group and
some states are establishing legislation enforcing the age of
majority and eliminating any questions in the eyes of the law
Check with your local laws for more specifics. If you are in an
unsafe environment, law enforcement personnel can put you in
contact with the appropriate agencies to obtain help.