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Is 17 legal age to leave home in Pa

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I have a 17 year old who tells his mom that he wants to leave to be on his own
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lawmoe replied 10 years ago.

A child cannot determine where they will ive until the age of 18 or until they are emancipated. To be emancipated, the child must demonstrate that they are capable of self support which requires a court filing and a hearing. In most cases it occurs in the context of joining the military or seeking consent of the court to marry. Until that occurs, a parent can have the child returned to the parental home.

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