Warner Robins, GA asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia

Q: Live in GA, son 15, smokes marijuana, defiant and wants to come and go as he please.

Can he be legally be put out and will the police come out him out?

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Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your 15 year old is your responsibility until he is an adult. You may want to explore options of having him declared delinquent through the juvenile court if you are unable to control him.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No. You have to find resources to help, but you can't put your child in the street.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No, at 15 you can’t kick him out of the home. You are responsible for his well being until he is 18. You should look into what options there are that may help him make improvements, such as obtaining a counselor for him. Helping him to turn things around now will benefit him for years to come. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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