You can move out with fuss on your 18th birthday. I do not see how your boyfriend can have his own apartment if he is on welfare. Perhaps the government provides one for him? You could start the emancipation process, but would be hard pressed to finish before you turn 18. But, I see no mention that YOU have a job. You would have to be self-supporting, not living off welfare. Maybe it would be best to continue working on your studies. Your boyfriend is old enough to join the Navy. That would get him off welfare. Best of luck to you.
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Here is a link to information regarding emancipation of minors in Massachusetts: http://www.masslegalhelp.org/children-and-families/emancipation Most judges will not grant a minor emancipated status. Also, if a judge is not convinced that emancipation is in a minor's best interests and their story sounds like there may be abuse, neglect, or abandonment, the judge may ask the the Department of Children and Families or probation to investigate.
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