I am 17 years old. I will be 18 in 3 months. Can I legally leave my parents` house now? My sister and her mother say I can live with them. I live in Columbus, Ohio. anon21725: Yes, it is possible. Legally, your parents can`t force you to stay; If they do, they can get into legal trouble. Once you`re 18, you don`t legally have to listen to your parents. After all, it`s the only country where you`re not an adult at the age of 16. There is very little that parents can do to correct such a situation. Many regret that they no longer have control over their young legal adult children. Ironically, for the child, this may mean that this type of control inherent in adulthood essentially means that a parent no longer has the legal responsibility to take care of you.

I moved from Belgium to the United States and I am 19 years old. In my home country, I can buy smokers and alcohol because I am of legal age. Why can`t I also be here? Isn`t that somehow conflicting with my rights? If my daughter is 17 and sleeps with a 20-year-old man, is it legal? My ex-son-in-law, my 21-year-old grandson`s ex-father-in-law, says my grandson lives in Pa. is still legally obliged to visit him. It`s true? The age of majority refers exclusively to the acquisition of legal control over one`s person, decisions and actions, and the corresponding cessation of the legal authority of the parents (or guardians instead of the parents) over the person and affairs of the child in general. @Post 134: Yes, until the age of 21, they (only your legal children) are allowed to come and stay with you, and you must be able to support and welcome them and other things. That doesn`t mean you have to pay for their house if they can`t afford it. That is their problem once they sign the lease. For example, in Washington State, it is legal for a person to have consensual sex at age 11, as long as the person they are having sex with is at least 11 years old and no more than two years older than them. Even if it is only one day outside these two years, it is illegal and the elderly person faces exceptionally harsh penalties, in some cases up to life imprisonment. Minors between the ages of 12 and 13 are legally allowed to have consensual sexual relations with someone under the age of three years older, and young people between the ages of 14 and 15 with someone under the age of four years older.

@anon101676: Where is your brain? What made you want to get pregnant when you`re only 15 years old? And your parents say you`re okay with being with a 21-year-old? Otherwise, he can go to jail for raping a 15-year-old girl and will also be a pedophile. Yes, it`s legal, your mother has all the rights and say because you are under 18! Even if a newly legal adult is still in high school, a parent is often not subject to legal pressure to continue providing housing or care. Some exceptions to this rule have been demonstrated, particularly in divorce cases where a spouse is still claiming child support or assistance with education payments. Some parents feel that ongoing financial support is a real testament to the fact that the child is not yet an adult, regardless of age. If I could, I wouldn`t love it. I would like someone my age. But I love him and I want to tell him, but I`m afraid of the age difference and I know it`s illegal. I wish I could stop loving him! They told her (and I, her father) that she had made a legal deal with them and that she was obligated to pay, otherwise they would “deport” her and collect the case and her credit would be affected. But there isn`t much clarity in state laws. In Alaska, teens can marry at age 14 with a court order. Only a handful of states allow alcohol consumption before the age of 21 in strict circumstances, such as in the presence of a parent or guardian.

Being 18 is a big deal, not only from a parent`s emotional point of view, but also legally. Here`s a quick look at some of the big changes that happen when your child turns 18 and grows up. My question is about a legal adult in Texas who can make their own decisions about their life at the age of 17? OK, I`m 17 and I`ll be 18 in 11 months. I live with my father and mother-in-law and we fight constantly, I want to move. My mother said I had to live with him or my father until I was 18. I have friends whose family has offered to rent them a house. Is it legal? Can I leave the house without taking legal action? It is natural for parents to become sentimental when children reach the age of 18, but this stage has profound legal implications. Want to see your 18-year-old`s medical records, notes or bank statements? No one can do this (unless your child formally consents). The same federal privacy laws that gave you access to report cards and disciplinary records close that door when your child turns 18. The legal age at which I live is 21 for most things.

You can`t get married, enter into legal contracts, or vote until you`re 21. A minor is a person under the age of 21 and their parents must give parental consent so that they can do things legally. Because assumptions about age are a legal pillar of American society, dating back nearly 250 years to the founding of our nation. Age laws have been a tool to advance ideas about equality and fairness, and they persist because, at first glance, they seem to work well. It`s only when we pause to examine the science behind age, or how race, class, and gender intersect with the enforcement of these laws, that we see just how troubling their existence is in 2019. This inconsistency cannot be justified. Certainly, anyone deemed trustworthy enough to risk their life in conflicts abroad and enjoy full sexual autonomy should also have legal decision-making power over their own body when it comes to mint-flavored Juul pods. I`m 16 and my boyfriend is 19. If I got pregnant, could I move or do my parents have to sign a paper? I know he can`t get in trouble because the legal age of consent is 16. I need to know! I live in Kentucky.

Americans` early age-related concerns revolved around when a person should be legally allowed to marry, contract, vote, and testify in court, as well as when they became guilty of crimes. The use of age to set these limits was an explicit rejection of the British system, in which inherited status governed privileges. The Americans wanted to build a system governed by experience and informed consent, with seemingly neutral markers for civil rights. While not everyone can acquire a country or an education, theoretically, everyone could reach the age of 18 or 21. I have a quick question. I am 20 years old and I have three little brothers. My parents recently separated. How old do I have to be to be legally responsible? I know that in the state of Texas for girls is 17 years old. Why do I know? That`s because my sister tried to run away and my mother found her. My sister tried to run again and my mother saw a policeman and stopped him. When the policeman asked to see my sister`s ID card and saw that she had just turned 17, he told my mother that there was nothing he could do because she was old enough to do what she wanted. My mother went everywhere and asked lawyers and they said the same thing.

On the other hand, proponents of these types of laws and maintaining the age of consent cite relatively weak recognition that adolescents often engage in consensual intimate activities with other youth, whether legal or not in their respective regions. Therefore, it is absurd to send them to prison under some of the harshest penalties that most jurisdictions have to offer for consensual sex, especially since potential coercion by much older people, which has largely led to an increase in the age of consent in the first place, is relatively rare and, in many cases, would be illegal under separate laws anyway. I went to my local police station and asked and all he told me was to do a Google search. All I want to know is if I can legally move since I pay for my own business, have two jobs, my own car, and a safe place to stay without being reported as a runaway in the state of Texas. I`m 18 and my mother won`t let me leave the house. She says the new Colorado state law says I can`t legally leave the house until I`m 19. It`s true? I tried to persuade my parents to let me live with him and his family. But they just don`t want to.

Is there a way out legally? The age of majority can be confused with the similar concept of the age of bachelor`s degree,[1] which also refers to the threshold of adulthood, but in a much broader and abstract way.