My question involves emancipation laws for the State of: LOUISIANA
My question is: Why are answer's given on this site "not" verified first?
I must say that I am VERY disappointed in the answers given to 17 yr olds on here by Senior Members. Every State is different. Louisiana may be 18 for the age of majority BUT, it is 17 for the age of license. As a legal term of art, "license" means "permission", and it can implicate a legally enforceable right or privilege.
I know FROM experience that the age is 17! I live in Louisiana and I left home at 17 and my father called the police. But the police told my father and I that they could do NOTHING. I am 50 now, but I recently in the last month called the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Dept and asked what was the legal age in the State of Louisiana for a child to leave home and it is STILL 17.
So, please check with the police dept in each state to find out the legal age someone can leave home. Some of these kids have good reason's for wanting to move out and they need to be told the correct answer.
If for some reason that you doubt what I say, then please feel free to call the sheriff dept at 225-389-5000 and they will confirm what I say.