Can I legally move out of my parents house at the age of 17? 14 Answers as of May 22, 2013

I am trying to move out and from what I understand I am legally able to do so as long as I can support myself.

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Law Office of Melvin Franke | Melvin Franke
YES.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 5/22/2013
Victor Varga | Victor Varga
No, you need to file for emancipation.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 9/11/2012
R. Jason de Groot, P.A
R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
You have to have your parents' permission, but should wait until you are 18. Save up for it.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 9/11/2012
The Law Offices of Dave Hawkins
The Law Offices of Dave Hawkins | Dave Hawkins
No you are mistaken. I you leave before your 18th birthday you can be designated as a run away.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/11/2012
Beaulier Law Office
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
No. You cannot move out without parental consent until you are 18 in the State of Minnesota.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Office of James Lentz
    Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
    In Ohio, you need permission of the court to be emancipated. Just being 17 won't do it.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 9/10/2012
    Rebecca Rainwater
    Rebecca Rainwater | Rebecca Rainwater
    Until you reach 18 which is the age of majority your parents are legally responsible for your health, safety and welfare. If you leave without permission your parents are required to report you as a run away. You need your parents permission or you need to emancipate yourself. You need a court to determine if you qualify to be emancipated. You can file yourself without the assistance of an attorney. However, until you are 18 you cannot sign a lease, get a loan or apply for a credit card. You will have to have enough income to support yourself and all your expenses as once you are emancipated your parents are no longer required to support you or provide medical care or treatment.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/10/2012
    Petit & Dommershausen SC
    Petit & Dommershausen SC | Tajara Dommershausen
    No.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    You can file to be emancipated if you want to be out on your own.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/10/2012
    Law Offices of Laurie Peters
    Law Offices of Laurie Peters | Laurie Peters
    You would have to file for an emancipation, and prove to a judge that you are capable of supporting yourself. You can always move with your parent's permission. What's the hurry?
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/10/2012
    WARM SPRINGS LAW GROUP | Elliott D. Yug
    Technically no but realistically yes. If you do move out make sure it is to a safe and secure place.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 9/10/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    You will need to get their permission and file in court for emancipation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/10/2012
    Glenn E. Tanner
    Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
    No. In Washington you only can if you petition the court for an order saying your emancipated.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/10/2012
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