Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for North Carolina

Q: My ex is telling me that our 16 year old can move out of my house as long as he stays with a blood relative.

I have custody of him and his father does not work or have a stable residence can I make my 16 year old come home?

1 Lawyer Answer
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Of course you can. Depending on your physical ability, you may need help if it comes down to forcing him to comply but you definitely have the authority to make him do pretty much anything you want until he turns 18.

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