Reynoldsburg, OH asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: Im 18 and i live in Ohio. I want to move out without my parents permission. Will they be able to call the cops?

I’m 18 and I want to move out without my parents permission. My best friend dad is willing to let me stay at his house for free until I get a job and pay him rent. My best friend lives in Colorado and that’s where I want to move. Will my parents be able to call the cops and will they have to bring me back home?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
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  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You are 18 and can make your own decisions, unless there is a guardianship or other court action. They could call the police, but they won't do anything if you are not in danger. If you leave home, will you still have health insurance and car insurance? If you get sick or go in the hospital, will your friend's family want to take care of you. What if you and your friend have an argument and they ask you to leave? Would your family take you back? When you are 18, you can make your own decisions and live with the consequences. It is normal for teens to want to escape their parents rules. But during the current pandemic, you might want to think carefully before making any big changes.

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