I live in Texas, I've heard you can legally move out at 17, but it's a iffy subject when i research it. She isn't treated right, at all. It seems like, the only reason her mom wants her, is for Child Support. I'm 18 years old, I'm making Good money, so i can support her. Her mom put a restraining order on me, because my girlfriends 21 year old brother was hitting her, and i went to protect her. There house, has holes in the floor, in the ceiling, in the roof, and the bathtub.. well you can see the ground through the rust holes. I have a job, and willing to support her. Her mom, doesn't.?
Your girlfriend is considered a minor in the state of Texas. She may file a petition for emancipation with the court, which will declare that she is no longer a minor and allow her to move out.. Otherwise, she will need to wait until she is 18. Either way, you have no legal right to move her out. It is something your girlfriend will have to do.
It seems you and your girlfriend are both posting multiple questions. Your girlfriend cannot move out at 18 without her parents' permission or an order of emancipation. If you are the 22 year old boyfriend of the 17 year old girl, you need to be mindful of the statutory rape laws. A 16 year old or 17 year old cannot legally consent to sex, and sex with someone your age will put you in a position of committing a crime. This will continue to be true even if she moves out of her mother's house. ONLY if she is emancipated, and thus is legally no longer a minor would you having sex with her not be a crime on your part.
If there is a restraining order against you and you violate it, you are also subject to punishment for the violation.
While it is possible for your girlfriend to represent herself in a petition for emancipation, she would likely find it very difficult to successfully prepare and file the paperwork (and the approximately $300 filing fee with the court), set the necessary hearings, and gather and properly present a compelling case to the court.
Sometimes life is hard, and things don't happen the way we wish right away. Unless the girl is being abused or in danger (and if she is, she or you could call CPS), she needs to focus on school and other productive activity (work, save some money) so she can leave when she turns 18,
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