Reynoldsburg, OH asked in Family Law, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Juvenile Law for Ohio

Q: do i have to have a parents permision to leave home at the age of 15 in ohio

Hello, I'm 15 years old and living in ohio. I want to get emancipated in one day(which I know is kind of a stretch), but I don't wish to live with my mom anymore. I already have a place to stay(with my friend and her parent) and I'll be paying some of the bills to stay there. Since I am 15 am I aloud to just walk out of the house and use move out without my mom approving?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you leave, you could end up in juvenile detention, and the people you stay with could get into trouble. Ohio does not recognize emancipation. Here is a link to more information:

If you have family problems at home, talk to a family member, teacher, or other trusted adult.

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