Is it legal for a 17 year old to move in with her boyfriend?


Is it legal for a 17yr old girl that is now living with her parents to move out and move in with her boyfriend without the parents consent? and can they press charges?

In the state of Illinois, a seventeen year old may legally consent to sexual contact, meaning, it's not likely any charges for sexual assault of a minor would be in your boyfriends future; however, the age of majority in Illinois is still 18. Until you are 18 years of age, (or you are emancipated) you are a "minor" in legal terms. This means that your parents still have legal authority, responsibility, and accountability for the welfare and control of their minor child until the age of 18.

They are within their authority to pursue legal action, where necessary, to maintain control until their minor child legally becomes an adult. Whether they will use that authority is something only you could know. Some parents do, and some don't. If they are motivated, there are probably a few ways they could make legal trouble for your boyfriend if you were to move in with him.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 11:55.

I am 18(19 in December 2012) and my girlfriend is 17( 18 July 2013). We have been together for 3 years, we have had sex once I was 16 almost 17 and she just turned 16, can your family file charges against me for rape in Texas. Also we are wanting to get engaged and we wanted to know if it would be legal for us to do so and then get married before I turn 19. Again we both live in Texas and have been together for 3 years. I have just started college and her junior year in high school. We are also wanting to see if she can with me I have a well paying job and 2 trucks so we have transportation and a place to live in my apartment. Any help would be helpful please reply ASAP, because neither of us want to get into any trouble.

Submitted by anna (not verified) on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 07:07.

I really need some advice,i am 16 weeks pregnant and only 17 my boyfriend who is the father of my unborn baby is 18.I have only have till november 23 of 2012 till im 18 and the baby is due october 23rd of 2012.I have not told my parents yet and i am scared to say anythng to them.if i tell my parents and my dad tries to hurt me can i leave without having to come back immediatley and without having to go to a home for runaways and whatnot.i want to stay with my boyfriend but im not sure if his friends house is okay with my parents to let me stay.

Submitted by Greenberg (not verified) on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 14:27.

You're really asking two questions in one, so here is the breakdown: the fact that your 18 year old boyfriend got you pregnant is not a crime since you are currently of age to legally consent to sex ( and most importantly you were of age at the time of conception[taking into account the dates you have listed]). So even if your parents are upset about the pregnancy,since no law has been broken, their hands are tied and they can take no legal action against him. To answer your second question, you are a minor and therefore still their legal responsibility until your 18th birthday, so if you did decide to leave (against their wishes) they could report you as a runaway and you would be arrested,taken to a juvenile detention center & then your case would be decided in family court by a judge. However, you mentioned something about your father hitting you for being pregnant, it isn't until your immediate safety is being (i.e death threats, physical content etc.) threatened that you may leave. If this were to happen you should file a police report immediately and most likely child services would find a willing and capable family member to take care of you, if no such adult exist you would then be placed in a foster home until your father is investigated, charged/cleared of his alleged crime (hurting you). Leaving to go live with your boyfriend would be unlawful because you are in fact a minor, so in the case that your father were to be found guilty you would be released to custody of the state or the qualifying family member who agrees to be your legal guardian until you become of age (not free to live with the person of your choice).

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 05:19.

Hi. Im 17 and my boyfriends 19 were both out of highschool and ready to start our lives together. Is it okay if we get an appt together in virginia? Or can he get into a lot of trouble? Both of our families are okay with it. I dont turn 18 for another 4 months.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 22:53.

wow.we are in the same kind of situation here. only we are in washington. and i turn 18 in 3 months. my mom moved back to kentucky and is calling the cops for a missing person report.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 22:12.

Im 17 and im gonna b 18 in september. My bf is 20. Is that illegal?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/18/2012 - 13:09.

I am 16 turning 17 and my bf is 18. We've known each other for 5 years and have been dating for 2 years and we have been wanting to move in together and my mom had lost custody and my grandparents got gaurdianship of me and my brother. My family is telling us that I can't move out when I'm 17 cuz they said my mom would get custody back of us. Is this legal or true? I'm from Missouri and I know the laws are different in different places. I just wanna know if I can move in with my bf without getting in trouble.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 10:34.

I live in Louisiana I'm 17 years old, I am a male and my girlfriend is 38 is it illegal to date? We agreed not to have sex til I was 18. Is it wrong?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 12:25.

i am 17 and my boyfriend is 15 would i get in trouble with the police if i moved in with him and his mom even if shes given me permisson to move in

Submitted by JessicaDanielle94 (not verified) on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 21:33.

I am 17 years old and pregnant; my fiance is 23.
Could we rent a place together even if I am 17?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 01/21/2012 - 14:22.

when i turn 17, i want to move in with my best friend when he's 19. he's gay, is that still legal in the united states?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 18:52.

My boyfriend just turned 23 a few weeks ago & I'll be 18 in 9 months but I just found I'm pregnant. What would happen to him in the state of California?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 18:43.

im 19 and my fiance is 17. we live in idaho but im not sure if we're allowed to date. im frome nevada and there its okay to give consent at 16 so thats what im used to. if me and my fiance have sex will we have any issues with the law

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 19:51.

I'll be 17, in 8 days. I'm madly in love with a 23yr old though. He wants to court me, he said if he doesn't get my dad's permission, then our relationship can't go any farther. I don't know if my dad will give him permission to date me. I'm very mature for my age, and my father knows I date older guys, but not this age. This is the first guy, I've liked with this age. What should I do? And how do I tell my father? I live in Texas. What could be the complications?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:37.

I am pregnant, about 6 weeks. I will be 18 in 5 months. I live with my fiancee' who is also the father of the baby. My mom is threatening to make me move in with her. Can she do that although I am 17, and pregnant?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 17:41.

I'm 21 years old and my girlfriend is 38 years old.
is there really any problem with our relationship going on. I think if two people physically,spiritually, and emotionally respect each other. everything is fine.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 23:55.

i live in Iowa &i just turned 17 in July, and my boyfriend is 20. we've been dating for 3 years. neither of my parents arent against our relationship, but they're divorced and i live with my mom. my mom found a new boyfriend who lives 5 hours away and i dont want to move with them so my boyfriends parents are letting me move in with them, my mom is okay with it but my grandmother doesnt know about it yet and me and my mom both kno how she will react soo we've been wondering if my grandmother could get my mom in trouble and have my 10 year old brother taken away from her for all this. he's moving with her so nothing willbe happening with him, he'll be just fine. someonee help!

Submitted by rose marie (not verified) on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 09:05.

I'm 14 years old nd my bf is 15 I want to move in with him but I just don't want to ask him if I can move in what should I do for him to ask me if I can move in with him b/c I want him to ask me to move in I dont want to ask him if I can move in. So wht shohuld I do so he asks me??? Please help me cause I rlly wnt to move in with him so wht should I do so he takes me in I know he has to ask his parents nd I know they will say yes so wht should I do????

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:06.

I'm 16 and I'll be 17 in 4months and my boyfriend is 21 we talked for 5months be4 we started dating because he is scarred that my mom might call the cop's on him and he might go to jail...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 17:10.

im 16 and im dating someone who is 20 can i get in trouble?

Submitted by Desperate 47 (not verified) on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 10:21.

My daughter is about to turn 17 in a few days, she is in love with an 18 year old she has been dating for 1&1/2 years known him for two. I know there sexually active and they are trying to have a baby so that they can live together. I am ready to allow him to move into my home with her just so that they don't make that mistake and ruin there futures. I'm I doing the rite thing?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 06:41.

So I am 17 dating a 28 year old. That means I have legal consent to have sex? And my mom gave me permission to date him we go see and hang out with her all the time. My father I do not talk to he knows about it and doesn't care. So it's ok for me right? And what if I were to get pregnant. I'll be 18 in 4 and half months

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/30/2011 - 19:05.

so im 14 going onto 15. theres this guy thats like my dream guy. hes absolutely everything i look for in a guy but theres one problem hes 19 going onto 20. dont judge by the age. if you were in the same situation im sure you couldnt help yourself. Im pretty mature for my age and most people think im 16 not 14. anyways we live in illinois. we arent planning to have sex. we much rather wait till im older and for marriage because we are the same religion and as most people know its a sin to have sex before marriage therefore we dont want to do it. anyways what i want to know is there any law that says he cant date me or way he can be charged??

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 01:07.

It is not illegal for you to date but any sexual contact whatsoever is a felony charge. Parents consent would be preferred because a restraining order with your age would not be a good way to start a relationship

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:37.

ok i was 32 and she was 17 we got together and i had to move out of the state to colorado she moved in with me a few yrs later and we had 2 beautiful kids together now im 44 and shes 28 she got into pills really bad and now we are not together and now she is threatening to take the kids and turn me in for having sex with her at age 17 to get the kids can she do this or because we moved in together and had kids does it matter anymore

Submitted by Kenny Perry (not verified) on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 08:06.

No You Can Not Legally Get in trouble! 17 is the Legal Age For sexual Consent! And Plus the statue of Limitations are UP!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 13:48.

No. Anything after 3 years cannot be brought up. Unless you did a crime and they get you for that, then they can add that in there and it could be up to 10 years

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 19:03.

The limitation is up on it. She had 7 years to pursue it.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 04/16/2011 - 14:10.

Can My Mom Press Charges On My Boyfriend who Is 21 If We Have Sex ? And Can Me And My Boyfriend Move In Together Without Her Persmission even Though I WIll Be 18 In September Of This Year?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 20:05.

Ok I'm 20years old and she is 16 and her mom said I can date her she use to let her spend the night with me and me spend the night with her and we have had sex. But now her mom said we can not date so she sent her to one of her friends house so I can't see her and she sid that if we are seen together she will call the cops but her mom tells her she hates and calls her a hoe and just mean to her can I get her out of her moms house and move her in with me if so how do I go about doing this? And we are in Florida.

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