Q: My cousin is 16 years old & was put out She had an runaway charge but was caught what’s most likely to happen next ?
She was working & living with a friend, her legal guardian which is her older sister. doesn’t want her back home because they had an argument about her 16 year old sister crushing on her older sister boyfriend ( Which isn’t true ) she’s just insecure because the younger sister is prettier. She put her sister out and filed an runaway charge?? She lives in KY but was staying in Ohio
A: I would like to answer your question, but the way it is put does not compute. If the guardian put her out, it makes no sense that she would file run away charges to get her back. It may be that you do not know the whole story, but only your cousin's explanation. Since she is considered a runaway, she should be returned home after answering to Juvenile Court. If she is held in another state from her residence, she will be held under that state's law until or if someone from Kentucky picks her up. Kentucky appears to be her home state from your question. If she has been residing in another state, she may be able to file with the court's there to become emancipated. However, Ohio law could control, depending on how long she has been there. She needs to talk to an Ohio lawyer.
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