Is it legal for a 17 year old to move out of the home without parental consent and without being emancipated?

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Is it legal for a 17 year old to move out of the home without parental consent and without being emancipated?

Asked on September 20, 2012 under Family Law, Georgia

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I hate to use the word "legal."   Under the law you are considered to be a minor (you are under 18 and not emancipated). So if you leave the house with out the consent of your parents then you could be considered a run away and your parents would have the right to bring you back home.  Speak with an adult that you can trust about your situation.  Good luck.


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