Your parents only have what is in your best interest. In any event, a court can legally declare you emancipated if you are under 18 and have sufficient means to provide for yourself. As for intimacy with your 18 year old boyfriend, the age of consent is 17 in NY. I do not know about South Carolina.
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Try asking a family law attorney what steps you need to take to become emancipated.
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Leaving your parents home may be an issue. If you want to emancipate yourself, file a petition in family court and ask to be emancipated.
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