Columbus, NJ asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey

Q: can a non parent kick a minor out the house legally?

My mom lives with me, also my girlfriend and her two children do too. My girlfriend's 15 year old daughter hit my mother. And my mom kicked her out can she legally do that

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Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
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  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Are you really asking this as a legal question? You live with your girlfriend, her 2 children and your mother and an incident took place between your girlfriends 15 year old daughter and your mother, where the 15 year old struck your mother and in response to that incident, your mother told the `15 year old that her actions were unacceptable and told her to leave the house. And, you are stuck between a girlfriend who is telling you that your mother had no right to throw her daughter out of the home and your mother telling you that it is unacceptable to live in a home setting where a teenager thinks that it is acceptable to strike her. Where's the legal issue? The issue is that you are stuck between a rock and a hard place and you dont know what to do since you lose whichever way you move forward. I dont know what took place between your girlfriends 15 year old daughter and your mother, but my guess is that you never struck your mother growing up nor would you have thought that same was acceptable. If so, why would it be acceptable for your girlfriends daughter to think that it is acceptable to strike your mother?

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