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    My GF is currently 16, I'm 18, she wants to run away and live with me, as her parents are against her being with someone of 18 at her age. Should we try emancipation first? Based on requirements I’m sure it wouldn't go through. She hates her parents, and has wanted to leave for a while now, but now that we are together, she wants to really leave and live with me. What should we do, and if she does runaway what should I worry about legally? And how much trouble would I be in if we got caught?
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 04-19-2018, 02:23 AM.

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    Reply: GF wants to runaway to life with me

    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS).
    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It seems there is a lot that your girlfriend is faced with right now and you’re wanting to find a way to help. Running away is something she might be considering. It’s nice that you are supportive and concerned, especially since this time seem quite difficult for her.
    However running away could come with some consequences.
    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.

    Having a space to vent and explore options may often bring out a solution previously not thought of. We are here as support to help you and your girlfriend through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).
    We’re here to listen and to help and hope you or your friend can reach out soon.

    Take care,
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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