Q: I am pregnant my 17th birthday was on November 12, 2023 my boyfriends parents say i can move in with them because my pa
Because my parents r not supportive or the nicest so is there anyway that legally in Missouri I can move out? If it helps at all I am adopted.
In Missouri, the legal age of majority, when you can decide where to live independently, is 18. However, given your circumstances, there are a few options you might consider.
Firstly, if you're facing an unsupportive or harmful environment at home, you could explore the option of becoming an emancipated minor. Emancipation allows a minor to legally assume adult responsibilities, including the choice of where to live. This process involves a court procedure, and you would need to demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and make responsible decisions.
Another possibility is to seek a guardianship arrangement. This would involve your boyfriend's parents or another responsible adult becoming your legal guardians. However, this would typically require the consent of your current legal guardians or a court order.
Given the complexity of your situation and the legal considerations involved, it's advisable to consult with a family law attorney. They can provide guidance specific to your circumstances and help you understand the legal options and processes in your state. Remember, your safety and well-being are paramount, so seeking support from trusted adults and local resources is important.
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