Warner Robins, GA asked in Child Custody, Education Law and Family Law for Georgia

Q: Can I enroll in high school at 18 or without a legal guardian?

I'm moving out of my mom's house because of financial reasons. She can no longer support me while I finish high school so I'm moving in with family friends that can. They are in a different county but same state (Georgia) Can I (or they) legally enroll me in the high school there because my mom can't support me? (My father is out of the picture and not an option)

3 Lawyer Answers

Kim Ebert

Answered
  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The best source for an answer to this question and 1 that may be able to assist in any possible transition would be an appropriate official at the school, such as a counselor or administrative employee. The completion of a high school education is an extremely important step to success in life. It is in everyone’s best interest, and yours above all, that you complete yours. Good luck.

P. Justin Thrailkill and Homer P Jordan IV agree with this answer

P. Justin Thrailkill

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with counsel. This really isn't a legal question. Your issue has more to do with residency and registration requirements of the school.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues. You should ask the school administrators about this, they should be able to give you the info you need. Best of luck. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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