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Moving out in FL - Questions

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Dubtube, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Dubtube

    Dubtube BANNED BANNED

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    So to be short, sweet and to the point, I'm 17 and finishing up high school. I've been making livable income via internet marketing, (just livable, nothing really more than that), and I'm now trying to figure out the following:

    Is it legal for me to move out at 17 if someone co-leases with me?
    What should I be worried about?

    The reasons for me leaving are because of my parents and how things are operating.. I've got a pretty much psycho mother, and I'm just now completely tired of it.
     
  2. Dubtube

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    20 views, no responses.. come on guys, really really need your help.
     
  3. LongBanana

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    I don't think you can legally be living alone unless you're 18. You would probably need to get a cosigner.
    Also, if you want to talk, hit me up on Skype. :)
     
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    Dub you get my messages from last night? Hit me up on Skype.
     
  5. thedon23

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    You have to be 18 to move out on your own. Since you're under 18, you'll need to be emancipated (Florida requires that your parents file that petition). Are they willing to do that for you? I mean, are they okay with you moving out? Cause if not, you won't be able to move out.

    Plus, the process takes quite a while, so I think you're probably better off waiting it out till your 18 and then you can move out with no fuss.

    Good luck bro
     
  6. Dubtube

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    Could I move out and assuming they don't do anything, make it by until I'm 18?
     
  7. thedon23

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    Yup, probably could. Honestly, I seriously doubt law enforcement would put much effort in bringing you home if you moved out. Are you turning 18 soon? I mean, if you're months away from being 18, I REALLY doubt they will pursue you and try to bring you back home.

    On another note, just really think about what you're doing first. I had friends do the same thing at your age, and it didn't turn out great for all of them. Not trying to tell you what to do, and I definitely can't, as I have no idea what your situation is. Just remember, you only have one mom, and one dad. If you leave them on these terms, things may never be the same. Just something to think about.
     
  8. TeenAngel

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    You need to finish HS, or at the very least get your GED. There is no alternative if you're living in the US. If that requires you tough it out until you are 18 then that's what has to happen.

    But if you've graduated or have your GED, if you want to move out, just do it. Move somewhere, don't tell your folks and hopefully they won't find you until you turn 18. Lease an off the books apartment somewhere and you should be good.

    Note though that there are a lot of expenses that you don't think of when you're living on your own: Food, transportation, phone, gas, health insurace, rent, vehicle repairs, heating/electricity bills, etc. Unless you're being seriously abused or stolen from, I would try to stick it out with your folks for at least another year. See if you can save up about $10,000 or make $40,000 a year. That's about what you need in order to live comfortably alone (possibly less if you scrimp).

    You need to live your own life, and if you're making enough money to stay solvent, then do it.
     
  9. Dubtube

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    I can definitely make $150 a day without a problem, and I'm only going to start making more. The reason that I'm trying to move out is because of just insane stuff happening. I've always felt I can be independent, and I've always thought about how to make that next dollar.

    I'll probably end up doing it pretty soon. They won't do anything, at least I don't think. I still have to finish high school, but I can still do that while living on my own.
     
  10. TeenAngel

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    How so? You plan on registering yourself for school? That requires parental supervision. And if they ever find out that you're living on your own, they're probably obligated to report you to the authorities, which will get you sent back home before you can say XRumer.

    Why get a GED in Florida (assuming you can find a place that will let you take the test) if you can get it at home probably for free?

    Unless you or your money are being physically threatened, I strongly suggest you try to tough it out for a year.
     
  11. Dubtube

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    I am currently located in Florida, and I'm already registered in my last year of school. I'm halfway through the year.