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    I am 17 and I live in Texas. I know it is completely legal to leave home and move on my own at 17 in the state of Texas. I am ready to go. I know where I'm going. Another opportunity came to me but it is out of the state. I need to know if I can leave the state at 17 without a legal guardian?

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    RE: Leaving state at 17 in texas

    Thank you so much for reaching out and asking about this. It's totally understandable that you are trying to plan your future and find out about legal questions. It sounds like you are trying to make the best decisions for your situation, and thinking carefully about possible implications. We are not qualified to provide legal advice but we can talk about the general question you are asking. We also are here to talk on the phone anytime 24/7 if you want to discuss more about what is going on.
    So one thing to know is that the laws of one state (for example, Texas) can be different in another state (wherever you are planning to move to). So leaving state can have a whole new set of legal questions. Just to keep you safer, it might be useful to know that leaving state can sometimes be a technique used by sales or marketing companies that exploit their workers. Be sure to research this opportunity fully (try googling) and ask a lot of questions. Until you are 18, your parents or legal guardians are obligated to provide you with your basic needs. If abuse is occurring, you can call 911 or Protective Services and make a report.
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      Can I leave at the age of 17 in Chambers County, Texas? I have plans that will make me more successful than the situation that I am in at home (Anahuac,Texas) I plan on going to Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos, Texas but if foe whatever reason I'm not eligible to go, I have other plans... Would I be able to leave? I understand that my parents are legally obligated to provide basic care needs until I reach 18.



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