Can I move out at the age of 17 in New York?

Asked almost 3 years ago - Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

I am currently living with both my parents. I'm in my last year of high school and am working two jobs. My house is very unstable and is causing a lot of stress on me. My boyfriends mother is willing to take me in but I know if I were to leave my mom would call the cops on me. At the age of 17 in NY can I be forced to return home? Even if the house is not a good environment for me?

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  1. Mary Katherine Brown


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Yes, it is possible for you to become emancipated, which distinguishes your parent's responsibility for you entirely and forever. This may not be a good idea, but, here is a link to some information and resources that may be helpful to you: Good luck!

    IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Ms. Brown’s response to the question above is not legal advice and it does not create an... more

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