Hackettstown, NJ asked in Family Law for New Jersey

Q: Can a 16 year old be left home alone to watch her siblings ages 12 & 6 for 4 days and nights, with no adult supervision?

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Leonard R. Boyer

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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Irrespective of whether or not it is legal, the potential for very serious problems is reason enough to never do so. Did you ever heard of endangering the welfare of a child? How about child abuse or neglect, or worse things? No responsible parent would ever take such a risk.

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