What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? Missouri
My son turns 17 in a few months and intends to move in with friends as soon as he does. We dont want him to move out, as we are concerned that he will not finish high school or get into trouble with the law if he is out on his own. People we've talked to locally tell us that Missouri law is vague about 17 year olds moving away without parental consent. I have read all the Missouri Bar Association pamphlets I could find that might relate; Juvenile law, Out on your own, Custody issues, but haven't seen anything that tells me if the law allows him to move out against our will or not.
Can we "make" him stay at home, report him as a runaway?
Can we "make" him stay in school, report as a juvenile delinquent?
If the law does allow him to move out can we, as his parents, be held legally responsable for his action until he turns 18?
Help pointing us to available documentation or other resources is greatly appreciated!