Asked in Family Law for Arkansas

Q: I have a 17 year old daughter that lives with her father.She is out of school and has a job.

She does not what to live with her father anymore.Will we have to go to court to change the custody status?She is 2 months aways from 18.Her father has a girlfriend that is on drugs.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Patrick R. Lee
Patrick R. Lee
Answered
  • Crossett, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: While she's still a minor, the person who is her current custodian has the legal right to make decisions for her. If you went to court, the problem might not even be solved by the time she turned 18 and it would be pointless, by then.

Does he want her to continue living with him?

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