What is the legal age to move out without parent’s permission?

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What is the legal age to move out without parent’s permission?

Asked on October 17, 2010 under Family Law, Minnesota

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The age of adulthood, otherwise known as the "age of majority" in MN is 18.  Until then you are legally under your parent's control and would need your parent's permission to legally leave.

Some states have what is known as an "emancipation" statue.  This is a law spelling out how a minor can legally obtain the rights of adulthood.  Unfortunately, MN has no such statute, however state case law has established that a minor can be emancipated by a legal marriage (or by parental consent).

Note:  If there is abuse or neglect going on in the home, then contact your state's social services department.  They can arrange for your removal.


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