I am in Missouri but I think this is in all states. A teenager at 17 can quit school leave home and get married, yet the parents are legal responsible for them until 18?
My friend has a 16 year old who thinks that when she turns 17 she is off and her boyfriend at 19 and who has a baby are going to get married and get the baby and live happy ever after.
Well we all know this is a fantasy, but what is a parent to do? Can they drop out of school in Missouri at 17 and get married when legal age is 18?
What can a 17 year old do legally and what can parents do?
It seems like a very fine line. I know she has to act now before the daughter is 17 but say she gets her into Girlstown when she is 17 can she just leave?
Help please lost and confused
her mother is very distressed