Q: Are their any laws that prevent a parent of an 18 year old from going to see their lover or friends
Also are there any laws that prevent a toxic, controlling parent from controlling an 18 year old’s life
A: I regret that I do not handle family law or juvenile law cases. Sorry.
A: It's call the law of "my house, my rules."
If you don't like it, move out.
George W. Svoboda agrees with this answer
A: At the age of 18, you are legally an adult - not a juvenile and can move about freely without any restrictions, no matter what a parent says. However, there are consequences and responsibilities to those choices. If you are living at home, a consequence of choosing to go against your parents' wishes could be that they ask you to leave their home. So you have to prepare yourself for that consequence. I would suggest talking it out with your parent/s and/or making a plan for a change of living situation if that is what is required, but no law gives your parent the ability to control your actions once you turn 18, but by the same token, your parent no longer has to provide for you when you turn 18 either. Try looking at this resource soyoure18.com by the Virginia State Bar. Under the basics, it will outline you and your parents roles now that you have become a legal adult.
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