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Can I move out legally

Plano, TX |

Hi my name is sarah and I am 16 and will b 17 in 2 months I currently live in hobbs new Mexico and am being forced to move to little elm Texas ....this will b my 4th high-school and if I tag along it won't b my last I still have 2 years left ...I am un happy with moving and just got happy were I am I really want to stay and I have a place I can go mom is letting me stay behind for part of the summer so is it legal for me not to go ....because by the time I did I would b 17 ....plz help I'm very conserned and I love it here I want to b able to finish out high-school here without the hasle of always moving and or getting evectid ect .

Thank you so much
And godbless

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As a minor, you are under the control of your parents until you turn 18. You are obligated to abide by their rules and live where they say to live.

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Since you are living in New Mexico, you really need to ask a New Mexico lawyer about this. Might want to re-ask in the New Mexico section of avvo.

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