Swedesboro, NJ asked in Child Custody for New Jersey

Q: I am turning 17 in 16 days and I wanted to know if I can legally move out and stay with my biology mother and sisters

I wanna live with my biology mother and family because I feel happier their than where I'm at

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Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: At 17, you have the right to sit down with your parents and discuss where you want to live and why. A parent of guardian may not be happy with your decision but they are gong to be hard pressed to stop you..... but that does not mean that their feelings will not be hurt. Be respectful and understand that the reason why there may be push back is most likely because they are fearful that you are making a mistake. I dont know if it is a mistake but dont burn bridges and shut the door. Show maturity in your handling of the setting.

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