"Can a seventeen year old leave home?"

September 12, 2016


The library often receives questions from the public regarding whether a seventeen year-old can leave home, so this research guide was created to provide information on juveniles and the age of majority in Texas to help you locate and understand the law.

This research guide provides information related to the following:

  • Rights of juvenile victims of domestic violence
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Texas statutes dealing with the age of majority and definitions
  • Relevant Texas Attorney General opinions
  • Hotlines and organizations assisting Texas minors

Since this is a complex legal question, the guide cannot provide a definitive answer. Instead, it provides information on resources available for further research on juvenile rights and delinquency.

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