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What I'm trying to find out is I have a 17 year old friend that doesn't currently live with any parent but she is in NC. But she wants to come live in Alabama

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Hello: My name is ***** ***** I am an attorney. What is your question? Whether she can move to Alabama?

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Family Lawyer: Damien Bosco, Attorney replied 1 month ago

She is still underage. However, she can petition the court for emancipation. What that means, she can ask the court to grant her the ability to be treated as an adult. Or she can wait until she is 18 years old. Or she can become married.

So, in sum, if she is 17 years old, she is still considered a minor unless the court order that she can be treated as an adult and can make her own contractual decisions.

If you need further assistance, just let me know.

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Hello again:

I am just checking in to see how things are going. Have I answered all your questions?

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