I am 14-years old. I want to move to my grandparents house without going to court. Is this possible?

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I am 14-years old. I want to move to my grandparents house without going to court. Is this possible?

I am 14 years old. My parents don’t trust me to even walk outside. They are always hovering over me, questioning me about everything I do and about my friends. It makes me feel very uncomfortable, like in a prison. Could I could go live with my grandparents without a court case?

Asked on April 12, 2009 under Family Law, Illinois

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

No, you can't go live with your grandparents without a court case. One option would be for you to go to court and ask to be emancipated from parental authority and be declared an "adult." However, under Illinois law, you must be at least 16 years old to petition the court for emancipation. You're too young.


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