Fuquay Varina, NC asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for North Carolina

Q: Can a child who is 17 years and 9 months old leave the home with there child whom they have full custody of?

She is 17 and 9 months engaged and finished school had full custody of her child and she wants to leave her home in Virginia and come live with us in N.C. she is already here and she just doesn't want to go back. Can anyone legally make her go back?

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

A: Having a child doesn't make you an adult - she is a child until she is 18. So whoever has custody of her can likely much make her go back for the next 3 months or so. You should be more concerned about not who can make her go back but who can have you charge with crimes for your involvement.

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