I'm writing on behalf of a 17 year old that wants/"needs" to move away from her home. She has a place lined up, has a job, and will continue school. We've consulted two legal sources and one police officer that have all said that at the age of 17 she can move out, and legally there's nothing her parents could do to "force" her to come back or to prevent her from leaving.
She would have to declare she is moving first, and then make it known where it is she is moving to. She would have to keep up her grades, and any legal complications (parking tickets, or arrests), her parents would still be liable for. Unless she is in any danger or feels she was pushed into moving, she can leave consentingly and no legal recourse can be taken towards her hosts.
Like I said, we've contacted two lawyers and one police officer who have given the advice, and all seem to agree that while there's no physical abuse or obvious neglect, the situation she's in is something more than she should be dealing with and they all feel she would be capable of making a sound decision in regards to moving out.
Anything to add? Anything incorrect here?