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When you leave your parents at 17 and move to another state do you have to follow that states laws?

My friend is 17 and she would like to move out of her house and move in with her aunt in Georgia. Legally in South Carolina she can move out at 17, but in Georgia you can't move out without parents permission until 18. If her parents try to pursue her in Georgia and make her come home can they, since they live in South Carolina.

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Well her safest bet, no matter what the laws, is to simply make the move on a positive note with her parents. If she chooses to leave in a big fiasco and fight, she's setting both herself and her aunt up for a long time of animosity with her parents. I can hear her saying "I don't care" right now, lol, but trust me she WILL care a year or so down the road. And her aunt will care that she's now on bad terms with her own brother or sister. Is that fair to her aunt?

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she doesn't start the fights, shes not the type to argue. And she does care. Her dads always telling her shes a screw-up, and that she ruins their whole life. Shes an honor student and never gets in trouble. Shes not a brat she just cant deal with it anymore.
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Oh I didn't mean she's a brat, but I know that teenagers tend to react before thinking (trust me, I was there only a few years ago :3 )

Her best chance is not to move out like this, but to try and hold on until she can move into a dorm at college. She doesn't have to move far away, just go live in the dorm where she doesn't have to worry about rent, or meals, or water bills, and doesn't put stress in the family relationship. Of course, college can also be an excuse to move in with her aunt ;) But if she tries to move out it's going to be really really hard to transfer high schools, making it harder to go to college... and trust me, being an honor student doesn't mean anything except to college admissions, so she *needs* to go to college.

Just tell her to keep her head down, focus on school, and don't argue so the next couple months will just slide right by, and then she can be off to college.
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She would be alright in Georgia since she is technically leaving South Carolina. Once she is in Georgia, it would technically be illegal to leave without parents permission until she is 18. Hope that helps!

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so could her parents make her come back?
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Yes. to add, even if she moved out in South Carolina, her parents could go to court and show probable cause to reasons that she might not be emotionally ready to move out at that age, and the courts could make her go home.
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Yes, she is bound by laws of state she lives in.

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yea, "Friend".

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it is my friend my stories different. i asked a question for myself yesterday.
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I'm the friend. thanks
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Yep.

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yes. no matter where she goes she has to follow the law. :)

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I would leave an go wit an friend an have lots of little babies ctfu..... but am leaving my moms house at seventeen

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what??????^^^^
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