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There does not seem to be a clear, straightforward answer to this question in the Texas statutes. We highlight the complexities of this question on our research guide titled Can a Seventeen-Year-Old Leave Home? On that page you'll find links to opinions issued by the Texas Attorney General related to 17-year-olds.

We recommend contacting the Texas Youth & Runaway Hotline at 1-800-989-6884 for assistance with this question. They also offer an online youth chat and a text messaging service.

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