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My parents wont let me and my boyfriend take our daughter with us when we move out

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    My boyfriend & i both live in austin and have a 3yr old daughter and plan on moving out together once we are done with school and my boyfriends mom owns a house in El paso and everythings paid off nd she said she will give us the house so we can live in it but my parents wont let us take our daughter because they dont trust us sence we just turned 18 and they still think we are kids but we both have jobs nd buy our daughter nd our own things and my boyfriend is more responsible then me sence he had a job way before i did . So if i took her anyways because shes my child could they do anything about it ?? And i also wanted to go with him to visit his family in el paso before we graduate but my parents wont let me and it bothers me how they still wont let me go so can i just go without their consent?

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    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. We are not legal experts, but generally speaking at 18 you are a legal adult and you would be able to live on your own or wherever you wanted and your parents would not legally be able to make you stay at home. If you want to learn about other rights you have and and double check on the laws in Texas, you can check out:

    You would have the right to live somewhere else if you were both 18 before or after you graduate and also your parents would not be able to take your daughter. If you want to talk through your options or need any other type of assistance, don't hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-786-2929. We are 24/7 to listen and to support.


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