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    Answer Her question

    NRS,
    You never answered her question, you completely avoided it. You aren't helping her situation. That the problem is that you never help anyone. She is 17 and lives in michigan than she can move out legally. It is not hard to say that.

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  • ccsmod5
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    re: I'm about to be 17 and need to know all the facts before fully move out

    Hey there,

    Thank you for being able to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It seems like you are going through a pretty tough time at this point in your life and we want you to know that we are here to listen and to help you in the best way that we can. From what you shared, it sounds like you are ready to leave your home and start your own life.

    We want you to know that we are not legal experts here, which means that we are only able to speak about your situation in general terms. In most states, you would still be considered a minor which means that if you were to leave, your parents are allowed to contact the local police department and file a runaway report. If a report is filed and you are found, typically you would be forced to return home. Another factor you may want to keep in mind is that the person allowing you to live with them could potentially be charged with harboring a runaway, the charges for that can vary from fines to jail time. As we mentioned, we are not legal experts here. If you wanted more accurate answers, we would encourage you to reach out to your local police department and ask some general questions. If you wanted to know more information about what you can do, legally, we would encourage you to reach out to us and we will be able to point you in the right direction.

    We hope that we were able to help you think a little more about your options and brainstorm some more with you, if you feel like you would still need some more support or go through some more options, please feel free to reach out to us here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) we are here 24/7. We also have a live chat service which is available from 4:30 PM to 11:30 PM CST. We wish you the best of luck in whatever it is you decide to do and hope to hear from you soon.

    Stay strong,

    NRS

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    I'm about to be 17 and need to know all the facts before fully move out

    I'm turning 17 in 13 days,I live in Ottawa county in Michigan and I need to know if I can truly move out without my Mother & Step-Dads consent. My home life has never been good and its recently been building up again with this new marriage between my Mom and her Husband. I have my own job,pay for mainly everything I have and still am in school. I would plan on moving into either my Aunts house,maybe another family member. If I did move out without their consent what could they do? If they can do anything what should I do to not go back to their house? Do you have any tips or ideas that would help someone in my case? Thank you very much for reading and replying when you can.

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  • ccsmod5
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    re: Can my daughter move in with me

    Hey there,

    Thank you for being able to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It seems like you are going through a tough situation with your daughter at this point. We are here to help in to the best of our ability.

    We want to start off by letting you know that we are not legal experts here, meaning that we are only able to speak in general terms. In most states, at 17, a youth is still considered a minor, meaning that in order to move in with you, she would need the custodial parent’s consent. An option could be to reach out to a legal aid and ask some further questions regarding what your next steps would be.

    If you are able to give us a call, not only would we be able to explore some more options with you, but we will also be able to provide you with a legal aid. We wish you the best of luck and hope to hear from you soon.

    Stay strong,

    NRS

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    Can my daughter move in with me

    I have a 17 yrs old daughter and she wants to move in with me. Does she have the rights to move in with me?

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  • ccsmod14
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    RE: 17 and u want to live with step mom and dad

    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us. It sounds like you are having a hard time at home and we’re sorry to hear about this. We’re here to support you the best that we can.

    It sounds like you do not want to live at home anymore and you would rather live with your sister. It’s great to know you have a support system through your sister. We’re not legal experts, but generally if you leave without permission from legal guardians as a minor (someone under the age of 18 in most states), they would have the right to make a runaway report. If a report is made, and the police find you they would typically just bring you back home. However, anyone that you stay with could potentially be charged for harboring. One possible option might be if you could get permission from your legal guardian to stay with your sister.

    We’re here to talk through all your options with you. Please do not hesitate to call or chat with us to talk in more detail about what’s going on at home.

    Best,
    NRS

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    17 and u want to live with step mom and dad

    I am 17 and i don't want to live my own home anymore I live in Florida but live is no going well I want to move back to new Jersey with my big sister

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  • ccsmod1
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    RE: experience

    Hey, thanks for reaching out and sharing your experiences on our forum. It sounds like you went through a tough situation back when you were 17. We are not legal experts. Laws are different from state to state, county to county, city to city. In some areas, police might not take a runaway report for youth who are close to turning 18, or they might take a report but not force a youth to return home. How a local police department responds to the situation can vary drastically, and everyone's situation is different. If you have any questions about your own situation or you need help, give us a call! We are here to listen and support you however we can.

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    experience

    I don't know where most of you are getting your information. In the state of Michigan you can legally leave home at 18. I know from experience. When I was 17 my dad told me to get out of his house. Then called the cops and told them I ranned away. Lies. The cops sent me back to my parents house and told me that I can legally leave at 18 or go to the courts and ask for a divorce from my parents.

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  • ccsmod4
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    Can I move out at 17 without parent consent in Michigan?

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    We thank you for your response to one of our posters however since we are not legal experts we do suggest that any minor seeking legal information consider contacting their local police department or legal aid resources in regards to questions such as majority of age.

    FYI: in most states the legal age to be considered an adult is eighteen.
    If someone were to leave home without parental consent even at the age of seventeen their parents could opt to file a runaway report. Once the report is filed the police could detain the youth or return them home to their parents.

    Most states have laws against aiding or harboring someone reported as a runaway.
    This might mean any person found to be deliberately aiding or harboring a runaway could face legal action.
    Once again we suggest contacting the non- emergency number of the local police department or legal aid resources to get specific legal information.

    It's not always an easy option for some to contact the police that being said NRS offers conference call services to our callers. We can reach out to law enforcement or legal aid resources on the caller’s behalf. We can then inquire about the runaway laws in the caller’s city and state while the caller listens in.
    Does that make sense?

    If you have any questions about the information offered here you can reach NRS at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or visit www.1800Runaway.org (live chat).

    Take Care,
    NRS

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    Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
    My boyfriend lives with three of his friends they live in a house they are all old enough and capable to support themselves they all are really good people they dont do drugs or anything bad. And i want to move in with them but im only 17 i dont have a horrible life just depressed at home alot and im really just a built in babysitter because my mom has three toddlers i dont mind babysitting but i cant be their mother... i have a job but am doing online schooling, can i legally move out without having to pay a ton of money right now?

    Yes you can legally move out without paying anything to the court. You are considered a legal adult at age of 17.

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  • ccsmod1
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    RE: Please help

    Hello,
    Thank you for reaching out. It can be very hard to ask for help and it was very brave of you to do so. It sounds like you are in a very frustrating situation with your mom.
    If you were to move out when you turn 17 your mom may be able to make a runaway report. We're not legal experts, but generally this means you won’t be in any legal trouble, but the police will most likely bring you back into her custody. It also means she may press charges against whoever you stay with. They can be in legal trouble for “harboring a runaway.” You may want to check with your local police department to see what their policy is.
    Thanks again for reaching out. It can be very difficult to do so but it is great that you are. If you ever have any more questions please feel free to call our hotline. We are here 24/7 365 days a year.

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    Please help

    Me and my Best friend got in trouble at my house and we are not allowed to hang out or anything anymore I don't have a car and my mom won't let me leave the house and I'm gonna be 17 in November. Her parents said that I can live there if I need to. When I turn 17 can my mom do anything about me moving out?

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  • ccsmod11
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    RE: Can I move out at 17 without parent consent in Michigan?

    Hello there,
    Thank you for reaching out to NRS for help with your situation. We are here to help as much as we can. Your situation sounds difficult and it seems like you feel running away is your only option. It must be difficult having your parents not allow the father of your child be a part of your childs birth and around the family. Although we are not legal experts at NRS, having a child won’t change anything unless you were neglecting or abusing your baby. You are the legal guardian of your baby, therefore, unless there are other circumstances (ie abuse/neglect) going on no one can take your baby from you. We would like to remind you that although you are able to leave your home at age 17, you will still be unable to sign legal documents such as rental agreements, school information, insurance, etc. Where will you and your boyfriend live and how will you survive once your baby is born? Those are a few things to think about if you decide to run away. Your situation sounds stressful and knowing your baby is about to be born, making a less stressful environment for your baby seems to be what you are trying to accomplish. You can call NRS 24/7 if you want to talk further about possible options for you and your new family. We hope to hear from you again and good luck with your new baby!
    Best,
    NRS

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  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    Run away

    I am 17 years old and pregnant. I am due any day now but my parents won't let my boyfriend (the babies father) around. I want to runaway after the baby is born and live with my boyfriend, will me having a baby change anything? In Michigan it's legal to run away at 17 but I don't know if my baby will make things different

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