Hudson, OH asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio

Q: Can my 17 year old friend come live with me if her step mom and dad is mistreating her & cutting people out her life

2 Lawyer Answers

Joseph Jaap

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The friend is a minor and must follow the directions of her parents. If there are problems at home, she should talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult.

Patrick DiChiro

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Independence, OH

A: THIS IS A BIT OF A TRICKY QUESTION.

YOUR FRIEND COULD COME LIVE WITH YOU IF HE OR SHE HAS PARENTAL CONSENT. YOUR FRIEND IS STILL UNDER 18 AND THAT MAKES THEM A MINOR, UNLESS THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN EMANCIPATED. IN ANY CASE, IF THE PARENTS DON'T COMPLAIN THEN FINE. HOWEVER, IF THEY WANT YOUR FRIEND BACK, THEY CAN CALL THE POLICE AND STATE YOUR FRIEND IS A RUNAWAY AND ASK FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR FRIEND.

LIKE I SAID, IT IS A BIT TRICKY AND THERE ARE LOTS OF LEGAL ISSUES. SEE IF YOUR FRIEND CAN GET PERMISSION OF THE PARENTS.

BEST WISHES,

PATRICK DICHIRO

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