If my mother gives me permission to move out at 15, can she get into trouble?

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If my mother gives me permission to move out at 15, can she get into trouble?

I know that I am not yet able to be legally emancipated but my birthday is in 6 months and I’ll be 16. At that time, we will be putting my petition for emancipation through the courts. My mother and I were wondering if there’s a way I can move out without either of us getting into trouble? She says she’s willing to give any type of permission to let me leave to prove that I can support myself. We just want to go about this the right way.

Asked on November 24, 2012 under Family Law, Florida

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have a court order deeming you an emancipated minor your mother is still legally responsble for your welfare under the laws of all states in this country until you are eighteen (18) years of age and have completed your senior year of high school.

Given what you have written, I suggest that you an your mother consult with a family law attorney about the substance of your question and how you may get your emancipation as a minor.


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