Garland, TX asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana

Q: What are the laws on moving out at 17?

I am 16, soon to be 17. My dad is an alcoholic and is only in town every 2 weeks. My mom is dating an abusive guy that sells drugs. I want to leave, but I don't know if I can.

1 Lawyer Answer

Mr. James Zitzmann

Answered
  • Juvenile Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Well, someone has custody of you until you are 18. This means there is a possibility you could be returned. To get around this you'd need to petition a court for emancipation.

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