IA is actually better...well, it is the same in many respect. The age of consent is the same. And the laws for delinquency similar (I will post that below...the one of concern is the one about "immoral behavior" since arguably if they are living together and engaged in sexual relations outside of marriage that is immoral...at least as far as the criminal law is concerned)
The one difference for IA is that they have an emancipation law. So she can emancipate. If they move in together, and she files to emancipate and her parent(s) support that? Then I would expect the court to approve it.
So if she files for emancipation, then I would not think this will be an issue.
I will post the law for that below...she would do well to have a local attorney file this for her
Here is the law on contributing to delinquency of minor
709A.1 CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY.
It shall be unlawful:
1. To encourage any child under eighteen years of age to commit
any act of delinquency defined in chapter 232.
2. To knowingly send, cause to be sent, or induce to go, any
child under the age of eighteen to any of the following:
a. A brothel or other premises used for the purposes of prostitution
, with the intent that the child engage the services of a
b. An unlicensed premises where alcoholic liquor, wine, or
beer is unlawfully sold or kept for sale.
c. Any premises the use of which constitutes a violation of
chapter 717A, or section 725.5 or 725.10.
3. To knowingly encourage, contribute, or in any manner cause
such child to violate any law of this state, or any ordinance of any
4. To knowingly permit, encourage, or cause such child to be
guilty of any vicious or immoral conduct.
5. For a parent willfully to fail to support the parent's child
under eighteen years of age whom the parent has a legal obligation to
Here is the law on emancipation
232C.1 EMANCIPATION PETITION -- HEARING.
1. A minor who desires to become emancipated may file a petition
for an order of emancipation in juvenile
court if all of the
a. The minor is sixteen years of age or older.
b. The minor is a resident of this state.
c. The minor is not in the care, custody, or control of the
2. A petition filed pursuant to this section shall contain the
a. The petitioner's name, mailing address, and date of birth.
b. The name and mailing address of the petitioner's parents
or legal guardian.
c. Specific facts to support the petition including but not
limited to the following:
(1) The minor has demonstrated financial self-sufficiency,
including proof of employment or other means of support, which does
not include assistance or subsidies from a federal, state, or local
(2) The minor has demonstrated an ability to manage the personal
affairs of the minor.
(3) The minor has demonstrated an ability and commitment to
obtain and maintain education, vocational training, or employment.
(4) Any other information considered necessary to support the
d. Any one of the following:
(1) Documentation that the minor has been living on the minor's
own for at least three consecutive months.
(2) A statement explaining the reasons the minor believes the
home of the minor's parents or legal guardian is not a healthy or
(3) A notarized statement that contains written consent to
emancipation by the minor's parents or legal guardian.
3. The court shall hold a hearing on the petition within ninety
days of the filing of the petition. Notice of the hearing, with a
copy of the petition attached, shall be served by personal service on
the minor's parent or legal guardian at least thirty days prior to
the hearing date. Any other parties shall be notified as provided by
the rules of civil procedure for service of an original notice.
4. The minor may participate in the court proceedings on the
minor's own behalf, or may be represented by the minor's own counsel,
or the court may appoint a guardian ad litem on behalf of the minor.