Can I leave the state of Michigan at 17 years old without parental permission since I am not considered a minor?

Can I leave the state of Michigan at 17 years old without parental permission since I am not considered a minor?

Rockford, MI -

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Edward Jacob Sternisha

Edward Jacob Sternisha

Domestic Violence Lawyer - Grand Rapids, MI
Answered

If you are an emancipated minor (which you would have gone through a court process to become) yes. Otherwise, you are still considered a minor and are under your parents rule. I wish you luck!

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Melissa J. Houghton-Heinig

Melissa J. Houghton-Heinig

Family Law Attorney - Fowlerville, MI
Answered

You are a minor until you turn 18 years old. Until then, unless you file and go through the Court process for emancipation, you can not leave without parental permission.

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