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    Can you move out at age of 17?

    Hello,
    If a teen is being neglected at home and has a safe place to move to, can that 17 year old teen do so?
    I live in the State of Missouri and would like to know the laws when it comes to moving out of the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neglect View Post
    Hello,
    If a teen is being neglected at home and has a safe place to move to, can that 17 year old teen do so?
    I live in the State of Missouri and would like to know the laws when it comes to moving out of the house.
    thanks,
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    Specifically, how are you "neglected at home." A statement like that doesn't say much, could you be more specific?


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    This usually means someone wants to move in with their girlfriend / boyfriend.
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    I joined the Navy at 17. I'm pretty sure that you can move out. Depending on what state, you might need to go to court and become emancipated. Either way, it's probably not a good idea.
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    In Texas you can run away, and you can be listed as a run away, but I don't think LE can make you go home. But you can be charged with truancy.:D
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    In Missouri, you can legally leave home at 17 without getting in trouble.

    Having said that, 90% of people who leave home ASAP because of "neglect" are in for a very rude surprise when the real world actually hits them in the face.

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    In NY you'd be a runaway. You can leave when you're 18.

    But like someone said, you can enlist at 17.
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