I am 17 yrs old and my parents have told my boyfriend and his parents not to contact me (and have told me not to contact them) because they disapprove and believe their family is causing me harm mentally and trying to turn me against my parents. However, my parents are misinterpreting and assume said family has malicious intentions, which is not true (their intentions are innocent and they genuinely intend to do no harm). They told his parents not to contact me, but I reached out to the parents and let them know that I would be willing to have a phone call with them so they could check in on how I was doing, which we have done once. Is it illegal for them to contact me if my parents told them not to, even though I initiated the contact and they were really just talking to me because they care to see how I am doing? Thanks.
Your parents have authority over you, and not other people. The courts, however, have authority over everyone, so your parents could petition the courts to order either the parents or the boyfriend to not contact you until you are 18. The courts would probably grant the petition, if the judge feels that it is in your best interest (based on the totality of facts). If a no-contact order is issued, then contact would be illegal.