Legal age laws also determine when a child may apply for emancipation from his or her parents; how the law treats contracts involving minors; a minor's ability to sue; and consent to medical treatment.Illinois Age Statutes Each state may have different age laws and limits.Until they turn 18 or are they are emancipated, juveniles will generally be treated as such in criminal cases, including age and status offenses.
We've never done anything sexually, so theres no proof of anything sexually. old male living in Illinois, i've been dating my current girlfriend who is 17 yrs. She will be 18 as of 3/25/08 we plan on telling her parents about our relationship. we have been sexually active since she was 17 but have remained abstinent for the past few months...and if we tell them after she is 18, can the parents take any kind of action to get me in trouble and if so would it hold up in court, now that she would legally be an adult and still consenting???thankyou soo much i really need some advice on this one.......remember you can fall in love at any age!!!-Also is there any way that she can move into her grandma's if she wanted to get away from all of this, or move in with my family? plus i do want to marry her eventually when she is 19 or 20. Shes not aloud to see me outside of school anymore. -Her parents are getting a Divorce and they are making everything really hard on her.Well, I know new laws have passed lately in Illinois. So if her parents dont want us to date were not aloud to date are we?I heard from some people that 17 Is the legal age to make decisions now. So say if her mom ever called the police I couldnt get in trouble for anything because weve never done anything Sexually.finally, These charges have a really long statute of limitations... How does it feel to know that a girl that the state doesn't believe has the sense to vote or drink has you by the shortest of hairs? Parents and their children may never agree on when teenagers are “grown up” enough.