Is it legal to move out of your parents home at the age of 17?

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Is it legal to move out of your parents home at the age of 17?

Asked on December 1, 2012 under Family Law, Missouri

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is not illegal per se for a seventeen (17) year old minor to move out of his or her parents' home. However, under the laws of all states in this country the parent is legally responsible for taking care of the minor until he or she reaches 18 years of age and/or completes the senior year of high school.


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