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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: We have full custody of my step daughter. Bio mom lost all rights. We placed a restraining order (pending court) against

her after an incident of her showing up at our house for the second time, so she can not come onto our property. In return she filed a restraining order on bio dad who has full custody and she filed it against the daughter to try to make it where he cannot be around her legally, even though he has... View More

Robbin Trowbridge Benko
Robbin Trowbridge Benko
answered on Jan 4, 2024

Hi ~ I'm a bit confused and need some answers from you so that I can properly address your concern.

What were the grounds Bio mom stated for needing a protective order? What parenting time, if any, does bio mom have? I don't understand how a protective order can be against dad...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Indiana on
Q: Two minors want to move from MS to Indiana by their selves to live. What is law in reference to minors living alone?

At the time they plan to move, one of the young ladies will be 17 and the second will be 1 month away from turning 17. They want to live by themselves with no adults. I need to know what Indiana's law is in this regard please.

Robbin Trowbridge Benko
Robbin Trowbridge Benko
answered on Dec 18, 2023

No. Even if you're a parent, if you are under 18 your parents still have the right to custody of you and the responsibility to support you, until you turn 18 or become legally emancipated.

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