If I’m 17 and my girlfriend’s mom is moving away but my girlfriend is 16 and she wants to move in with me, can she?

Her mom is completely OK with it but she said something about my having to go get a lawyer and go through the court to get some papers signed. I just want a little more help on what I need to do to get the job done.

Asked on July 22, 2012 under Family Law, Missouri

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your girlfriend wishes to move in with you and she obtains a written and notarized agreement as to such from her mother, she can do so under the laws of all states in this country. However, from a practical point, I question the good judgment of you, your girlfriend and her mother.

You two are minors, presumably have not finished high school and received a degree, and are very young to be making such an important decision as to each other let alone how you are going to support the other financially.


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