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What is the legal age to move out of the house in New York?

Utica, NY |

Im a typical teen and my friend is like 17 and we want to move together. I am actually 15, if we get a place together can we legally do that if we both had jobs and was paying rent or would that be illegal. We live in Upstate New York

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Attorney answers 1


As a minor, you would not be able to enter in to a contract to rent an apartment. And because of your age you are restricted as to what hours and what type of employment you can work. So, the outlook does not look good for you to be able to support yourself even if you thought you could pull it off.