Can a 19 year old go into a domestic partnership without the consent of her parents?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

Will the parents be able to press legal charges against the boyfriend who is 21?

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Yes

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  2. Jack Richard Lebowitz

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    Answered . Yes. In NY, age of consent for sexual relationships is 17, and custody jurisdiction ends at 18.

    As far as parental financial support obligations, those extend to 21 potentially, but being self-supporting and in a domestic partnership probably qualifies as "emancipation", in which case, you're on your own.

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  3. David Ivan Bliven

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    Answered . Yes, the 19-year-old can marry or enter into a domestic partnership. No, the parents cannot press any charges just for marrying the 19yo.

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