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My sister is 17, and is wanting to move out of my parents house into mine. I am 19 and living on my own. Is this aloud in GA?

Warner Robins, GA |

I am renting a 3 bedroom 2 bath with my fiancé and we have the room to take her.. All of us have jobs, but I need to know if its legal or not and what we have to do to make it happen if it is legal.

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The "catch" of emancipation is that if you are 17 then you are probably going to turn 18 before you get emancipated. If you are less than 17, you probably aren't going to get emancipated anyway. That's why emancipations are rare. They are rarely "ripe" and worth the trouble.

Tough it out. Turn 18, and then she is free to make all the mistakes she wants.

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That what I tried to explain to her. thank you for your help


Absent her parent's permission or a court emancipation order, you cannot do it.

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She was researching emancipation. our mother supports her, but has made the home unbearable to live in. She read that emancipation requires parents consent or proof that the parents are neglecting her. Are there any ways around that?

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