wildemoliere (wildemoliere) wrote in little_details,

Girl Kicked Out Of House, Can She Stay With Her Sister In Another State?

I am debating, among other things, how old to make a main character. She will be somewhere between 16 and 18, depending on how I can get her to do what I need her to do.

Her parents kick her out of their house in an undetermined Southwestern state. I am leaning toward Utah, maybe, depending on legal info. She hops on a bus and goes to her sister's house in Dallas, Texas. Her sister is a 21-year-old college student and has inherited a house in which all sorts of supernatural mayhem ensues.

I googled "emancipated minor," "transferring schools," and "what to do if your parents kick you out of the house." Those weren't particularly helpful. What should I be searching for instead?
This post from this community was really helpful, Legal Question but it did not contain all the answers I seek.

1.) If she is under 18, can she stay with her sister in Texas, or would she have to go back to her parents in whatever state they end up being from?

2.) Would she be able to enroll in a local high school?

3.) What would she and her sister have to do legal-wise to get her to be able to stay in the house of Where The Plot Happens?
Tags: ~custody & social services

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