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When am i able to leave my parents?

Savannah, GA |
Filed under: Family law

me and my mom and her husband aren't seeing eye to eye on anything. I'm miserable and I want to go live with my dad, my mom keeps telling me no. I'm a senior in high school and im 18. We are overseas and my moms husband is in the military. Please help.

Attorney Answers 4


  1. You can leave when you want at age 18.


  2. At age 18, you're an adult and go anywhere you choose.

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  3. You're 18 and an adult (in the eyes of the law, anyway).


  4. You're 18. You are free to walk out the door whenever you like. But use your freedom responsibly. And remember that you still (likely) rely on your parents for financial support, so don't burn bridges too quickly.

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