Benton, AR asked in Family Law for Arkansas

Q: My girlfriend's parents refuse to let her move out and if she does, they threatened to call the police or bring her back

My girlfriend is 26.

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

A: This may sound a little insensitive, but do her parents have guardianship over her? If she has some form of mental disability, they may have guardianship over her which means they get to make decisions like that for her.

If not, then there's nothing her parents can do to prevent her from moving out. Restraining an adult from leaving a particular place could open them up to civil and criminal liability.

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