Louisville, CO asked in Juvenile Law, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for North Dakota

Q: I'm 16 and pregnate, the father is 18 how do we keep him from getting in trouble so he can support us?

Under 2 years apart in age, my parents kicked me out and disowned me. Won't sign for us to get married. Would not listing him as father protect him? I also heard that I could get a court to declare me independent then I could marry him? We live in North Dakota. Need an answer quickly please.

1 Lawyer Answer

Lucas Wynne

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: If you were older than fifteen at the time the child was conceived and the other party is within three years of your age and the act was consensual, no law has been broken.

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