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Rules for moving out at 17 in South Carolina

Discussion in 'Emancipation Law' started by acraft0425, Jun 13, 2013.

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  1. acraft0425

    acraft0425 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I'm 17 years old and I would really love to know what the true law is for moving out at this age. I know my parents are probably not going to give me permission to move out, so how do I go about moving out legally? I have a job and I have a place to go. Can I be considered a runaway if I do leave?
     
  2. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    how do I go about moving out legally? You don't.

    Can I be considered a runaway if I do leave? Yes.

    When you are 18, you can move out and no one can do a thing about it. As long as you are 17, you live where your parents say you live.

    FYI, I have heard all the but-what-ifs there are. Not one of them will change the above answer.
     
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    Concur.

    Don't jeopardize your future by being tagged as a criminal.
     
  4. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    Surely you can wait one more year - time goes fast. I assume you're not being abused or anything.
     

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