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Are you asking if your girlfriend who is 17 can legally move out of her house and live with you?
The law in BC is quite different from the law in Ontario. In Ontario a child of 16 can move out of her home. And in Ontario the age of majority is 18.
In BC a child does not have the legal right to move out of her home until she is 19. And the age of majority is 19. She cannot get married without a court order until she is 19 without the parent's permission.
If she moves out to live with you then her parents no longer have to support her at all.
As well, if her parents or someone else reports her to child protection services they can seek a court order to protect her and require her to live in a secure and safe environment until she is 19.Please refrain from asking me if I am there. I am not a computer generating a response but a lawyer typing. If you want an answer in under two minutes you need to go elsewhere as here you get full and responsible answers.
No but to live with her can create enormous problems for her, at the least.And what you should also know is that if she leaves her parents for you, you will have to support her because how else will she manage?
Her parents will likely call child protection services.
The point really is that from a legal point of view in BC your girlfriend is considered to be a child.
And it is not considered safe for a child to leave home in most cases.
So if there parents want her at home the authorities in BC will step in.
This is going to harm her and possibly harm you.
And then if you leave in a few days what will then become of her?She can end up in a secured group home against her will.Do you see what I mean?
If you take her to Toronto you may very well be in serious trouble.
You don't have the legal right to take a child from her home, out of the province, across the country.
You could be charged.
You have to understand that she doesn't have the legal right to consent to be moved to Toronto. It could be considered to be an abduction.
You need to consult with your own lawyer at this point as this is getting to be a very serious and highly risky situation.
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You can contact the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be $25.
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