Long Branch, NJ asked in Child Custody and Collections for New Jersey

Q: Can I move out at 19 without a parents permission? And will the cops get involved ?

I have strict parents and I’m 19 they do not let me do anything I want to move you but I’m afraid that they’re going to call the cops.... can I move out at 19 without their permission ??

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Teresa L. Reichek
Teresa L. Reichek
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes. Once you are 18 years old you have reached the age of majority. Unless you are declared mentally incompetent you are free to do as you please including vote, sign contracts or move out. That being said you need to consider if you have enough income to support yourself. It would not be a good idea to move out only to be homeless.

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