Can a 15-year-old live alone without a parent in Bellevue Washington?

Answer Answer No, a 15 year old can't live alone on their own because they are a minor and need parental supervision. A 15 year old can be left alone to babysit or on their own for the evening if their pa... Read More »

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Can a 15-year-old decide which parent they want to live with in Washington State?

Answer Yes. The court considers a fifteen year old competent enough to make their own decision in matters like that.Minor's are not allowed to choose which parent or pwerson with whom they wish to... Read More »

Is it legal for a 16-year-old to move out of a parent's home to another parent without custody in Washington state?

Answer No. The child has to file for emancipation (divorce her parents), or her parents would have to sign off parental rights and / or make the new parents legal guardians.

Could a fifteen year old move out of the family home without parental consent and live with another family or alone?

No. Until the reach the age of majority, usually 18, they live where their parents want them to live. The other family could get into trouble for allowing her to live there without parental permiss... Read More »

Can a 13 year old child with a parent seriously ill opt to live with his grandparents without permission?

speak to someone at the Children's aid society, or to the police, local hospital, and have the abuse documented. It all depends if she has sole custody or it's joint custody or even if the two of y... Read More »