I know that in Louisiana, at age seventeen I am "legal." As far as I know, this law only holds for sexual activity. My boyfriend's mother called the police on him once, but he is seventeen and the police officer said flat-out that he no longer had to listen to her. My boyfriend is convinced that in October, I am legally able to tell my parents goodbye and move out. I'm not going to drop out of school, and I'm not going to leave on bad terms, but I honestly think that things would work out better if I left. I really am considering talking to them about moving out, but I was unsure of the actual law and they seem to think that I'm crazy. Can anyone tell me for SURE what the "legal" age is for teens in Louisiana to take control of their own lives. 18? 17? I need to know. Thank you.