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At what age can a minor leave home legally?

Amarillo, TX |

Is a 17 yr. old able to move out of her parent's home against their wishes without legal interference?

Attorney Answers 1


Technically, you cannot leave home until your 18th birthday.

However, you can call your local policing agencies (sheriff, police, constable) and see what they will do.

Many policing agencies don't want to get involved with 17 yr. olds.

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