Question: Can you legally move out at 17 in West Virginia?

You cant until you are 18. Emancipation is rarely granted for teenagers unless they are TOTALLY self-sufficient - own job, own residence, pay own bills, and not dependent on anyone.

How can I move out at 17 in WV?

In West Virginia, a minor who is between 16 and 18 years old may file a Petition for Emancipation. The minor must be a resident of West Virginia. A minor over the age of 16 who gets married is automatically emancipated and does not need to file a Petition.

No, you may not move out at 17 without parental permission. The legal age of majority is 18.

Can I legally leave home at 17 in Virginia?

Can I move out at 17 in Virginia? If you are a minor in Virginia, you must reach 16 before you are allowed to move out. You still need your parents consent since, being a minor, they have the right to force you back home. You must be 18 years old to move out without parental consent.

Can a 17 year old date an 18 year old in West Virginia?

In West Virginia, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor who is younger than 16, even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.

What can you do at 17 in VA?

Anyone, at any age, is allowed to (Code of Virginia § 40.1-79.01): How old do you have to be to get a job?work at home for their parents doing domestic jobs such as cleaning house or taking out the trash;work on their parents farm, garden, or orchard doing such things as planting and feeding animals;More items

Is running away illegal in VA?

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a child who is a runaway is not considered a criminal. All runaway cases will be handled as a non-criminal matter.

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