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Can I move out at 16 without my parent's approval?
Legally, you must be the 'age of majority' for your state (usually 18) or become emancipated:
Emancipation refers to the point at which a child is free from parental control.
Emancipation may be the result of a voluntary agreement between the parents and child, or it may be implied from their acts and ongoing conduct. For example, a child who leaves her parents' home and becomes ENTIRELY SELF-SUPPORTING without their objection is considered emancipated, while a child who goes to stay with a friend or relative and gets a part-time job is not. Emancipation may also occur when a minor child marries or enters the military.
In order to become emancipated you must be able to answer the above questions and be self supporting which means: - Have a job - Live in home or apartment - pay bills
Contact the Court office or a Professional Attorney in your immediate area for further assistance.
States Laws: http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/table_emancipation
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The laws are different from state to state. A lot of states allow it with court approval at 17, but I don't know about 16.