Legal Question in Family Law in Michigan

Age a child can leave home

At what age is it legal for the child to move out fron his parents home?

Asked on 4/09/02, 8:43 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Gregory J. Roth Gregory J. Roth, PLLC

Re: Age a child can leave home

The age of majority in Michigan is 18 years, and a person is legally emancipated from his or her parents, including the freedom to set up a separate domicile, at that age (there are other circumstances allowing for emancipation, such as valid marriage and military service). However, a minor who is at least 16 (but not yet 18) seeking emancipation may petition the court for the same. Note: The foregoing information is for general use only. If you have further/specific questions, please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] or consult my attorney profile.

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Answered on 4/14/02, 2:29 pm

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