Grandville, MI asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Michigan

Q: My 18th birthday is 9 days away, and I was wondering if I could leave home early? Would I be returned home? In Michigan?

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Kenneth V Zichi

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  • Howell, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: LEGALLY you aren't an adult until your 18th birthday.

PRACTICALLY a week is a pretty darn short time for you to be 'found' and returned home, and conversely a pretty darn short time to wait for you to 'make your move'.

Before you do anything however, it behooves you to look more closely at the practical end. Are you able to support yourself? Can you manage financially without the help of your parents? What do you intend to do with the rest of your life? Where do you intend to live?

Bottom line, this is more a practical issue than a legal one. Wait a week or so and THEN make your move.

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