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    I'm 18 still I'm high school, my aunt and uncle had guardianship over. I want to move out but they keep on telling me that I can't. They keep controlling me telling me what I can and can not do. Im 18 still in high school, I'm paying my car bills, my phone bill, and buying things I need all on my own. Are they just making up stories or can I legally move out without them having a say?

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    RE: 18 wanting to move out

    Hello,

    Thanks for reaching out to us for help and support. It sounds frustrating to feel controlled by your aunt and uncle. Since you are 18 you are considered a legal adult which means that you can move out if you want to and you won’t be considered a runaway. As a legal adult, you have a right to make your own decisions about where you live. We can help you make a plan for how to deal with your situation and help you find resources to land on your feet. Having a plan for where you will live and how you will survive once you move out can be very helpful. Moving is a huge step, and you don’t have to be alone. It sounds like you have a job and are currently paying for some of your expenses. It can be helpful to research rents in your area, find a roommate, or make a budget. Another thing you might want to consider is what kinds of things you depend on your aunt and uncle for currently such as tuition expenses for school, or health insurance, and whether they would continue to provide those things after you leave. If you need to talk or you would like help with options and resources, don't hesitate to give us a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon, and wish you the best of luck.
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