Can an 18 year old who will be 19 in 5 months runaway without them coming to look for him? 2 Answers as of December 16, 2016

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The Law Offices of Robert W. Bellamy
The Law Offices of Robert W. Bellamy | Robert W. Bellamy
They may come looking for you even after you are 19, the question needs to be explained in a little more detail. After 19 the person is considered an adult by law. At 18 a court will weight the facts as to whether they have grounds. Most courts take more than 5 months to hear, so the court will not be happy.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 12/16/2016
Michael Anthony Wing, P.C.
Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
If he is self-sustaining, then he could file a petition for emancipation at the local Juvenile Court explaining that he is employed or self-sustaining. That petition alone, while likely not heard or ruled on prior to his 19th birthday (at which point it is moot), should protect him if the police were to look for him. IN FACT, he would be smart to deliver a copy to the supervising officer in the area he moves to, so the law would know what is going on most likely declining to get involved because it would then be a civil matter.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 12/16/2016
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