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    Can i move out at 17 and get my own place with parent consent if they say ita okay.

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    Thanks for reaching out to us! It sounds like you’re interested in moving out on your own and you’re curious about whether you would be allowed to so with your parents’ consent. We’re not legal experts, but from what we do understand, if you are considered a minor in your state, you would likely require parental consent in order to move out.
    While you may be able to move out of your parents’ home, it’s a good idea to make sure you’ve prepared for the move. Ensuring you have the funds to cover living expenses (rent/heat/food/transportation/healthcare) are all important things to keep in mind. Beyond ensuring you are financially prepared, it may also be a good idea to find out whether you are allowed to sign a lease, or if there are any stipulations that may come with renting an apartment if you are considered a minor in your state.
    We’re glad that you felt comfortable reaching out to us. Moving out is an important decision to make, and it sounds like you are taking steps to make sure you are successful in your efforts to become more independent. If you need to talk more about your situation, or if you need help finding resources to answer additional questions about your situation, please do not hesitate to reach out. We’re here to listen, here to help. Stay safe!
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