Im 17 and my boyfriend is getting an appartment. I was wondering what i would have to do to be able to move in with him since im underage. We both have jobs, and im still in school. I may be pregnant. Am i able to move out?
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Im from wisconsin.
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Wisconsin has no emancipation law, unlike some other states where, if a minor can prove they are self-sufficient and able to live on their own, they can petition the court to become emancipated. Instead, in Wisconsin, a minor is considered a minor, and therefore under parental control, until they turn 18, when you become a legal adult. Even though you may be pregnant, the law still does not give you an out.
This leaves with three options, none of which are ideal:1) If your parents consent, you can get married to your boyfriend. The act of marriage would emancipate you.
2) You can enlist in the military (again, parental consent is required). Enrolling in the military would also emancipate you legally.
3) Under Wisconsin Statutes Section 48.415(6), you can argue that your parents' rights should be involuntarily terminated -- however, unless they have forsaken their parental responsibility and are negligent/abusive parents, that's not really an argument you can bring forth.I'm sorry I cannot tell you otherwise, but given the lack of emancipation laws within the state, these are your only options other than simply waiting until you turn 18.
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Thanks for the answer but i think you should work on hownlong it takes to reply. I was told it was fast and i dont always have tome to wait for an answer
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