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Can a 17 year old in Ontario leave home if she wants to?

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Can a 17 year old in Ontario leave home if she wants to?

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She is my stepdaughter and doesn't live with us - and we think she should stay with her mother at least until she finishes her education, but she is refusing to go back.

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The situation at home does not seem to be good from what we are told - but we don't know what to do. My husband only has legal access, the relationship with his ex is not good and we don't live anywhere near her school so we'd have to find someone else to look after her until June if she really refuses to go back.

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Yes she can.

In Ontario a child of 16 or older can decide where she will live.

But if she withdraws from parental control and leaves home against the parents' wishes she is no longer entitled to child support.

Let me know if you need any further clarification.

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