Asked in Child Custody and Civil Rights for Alabama

Q: I’m 17, I will be 18 within 3 months. I live with someone other than my parents, can they call the law enforcement to

Force me back home? I’ve been living with these people since February.

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Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • ANNISTON, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: Yes they can. Until you reach 18 you are considered the custody of your parents. If you refuse you can be charged as a juvenile and made to go home.

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