Ellettsville, IN asked in Family Law for Indiana

Q: A 25 yr old friend of my daughter was kicked out of his adoptive mother’s and his adoptive step father’s home last night

No reason or notice, just told to get out. He had just gotten home from a short stay at the hospital due to mental health aggravated by his grandmother passing a few days before. Now he is not allowed to go get his things or his meds. Is this legal in Indiana?

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A: In Indiana, abruptly kicking a 25-year-old out of his adoptive parents' home without notice or reason may not be inherently illegal, as he is of legal age. However, denying access to his belongings and medications raises concerns. It's essential to consider the specific circumstances and any legal agreements in place. If the adoptive parents have legal guardianship or control over his belongings, he may need to explore legal avenues to retrieve his possessions. Additionally, the denial of access to necessary medications may have legal implications, especially if he has a prescription.

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