Children do not become emancipated in Michigan until age 18. Before that a Court can emancipate the child as follows:
(a) THAT THE MINOR'S PARENT OR GUARDIAN DOES NOT OBJECT TO THE PETITION; OR IF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OBJECTS TO THE PETITION, THAT THE OBJECTING PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS NOT PROVIDING THE MINOR WITH SUPPORT
(b) THAT THE MINOR IS AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE.
(c) That the minor is a resident of the state.
(d) That the minor has demonstrated the ability to manage his or her financial affairs, including proof of employment or other means of support. ?Other means of support? does not include general assistance or aid to families with dependent children administered under the social welfare act, Act No. 280 of the Public Acts of 1939, being sections 400.1 to 400.121 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(e) That the minor has the ability to manage his or her personal and social affairs, including, but not limited to, proof of housing.
(f) That the minor understands his or her rights and responsibilities under this act as an emancipated minor.
You can report your child to Michigan Child Services 1-800-292-2550 and get their advice on how to proceed - they will advise you on going to court to get an order addressed to your child to behave at home and take your direction. All the best,
Generally speaking, a 17-year-old cannot leave home in Michigan. The age of majority in Michigan is 18.
You can move out at 17 if you have parental permission or if you've been emancipated. I *believe* that one of the requirements for emancipation in Michigan is that the minor's parents do not object to the emancipation, or if they do object that they are failing to provide the minor with support.
Michigan's Runaway and Homeless Youth Act gives police the power to take a minor into custody and remand them to a juvenile facility until a court hearing.
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