Guardianship of Minor

questions & answers

Question: I want to live with my aunt who lives a town away from my parents. My mom won't let Move but I have my Aunts permission to live with her is it legal to move out without my parents permission? My aunt is a safe place too.

Answer: To specifically answer your question, yes it is illegal to move out without your parents permission.  They are your legal guardians till you turn 18.  At that time, you are considered an adult and may live with whom you want.  If there is a specific reason for you not wanting to live with your parents (i.e. they are abusive, not taking care of you) your aunt may want to speak with an attorney regarding guardianship of a minor.  This would mean forms would need to be file and a court hearing held to determine if it is in your best interest to be removed from the home and your aunt (if she is willing) be your legal guardian.  Information on Guardianship of a minor can be found at:  https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Self-Service-Forms/Filing-for-Minor-Guardianship

QUESTIONS

  • I want to live with my aunt who lives a town away from my parents. My mom won't let Move but I have my Aunts permission to live with her is it legal to move out without my parents permission? My aunt is a safe place too.

STORIES

  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

LegalLEARN

YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

FIND LEGAL HELP

  • Please select your county of residence below.

    County:
     

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

ORGANIZATIONS