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Q: 16 year old boy rights when mother hasn't raised him but his dad died and she is now forcing him to move out of state.

He's been living with his grand parents in Louisiana (where he grew up) for a year since his dad died. His mom has been in and out of rehab his whole life and lives in Texas. Can she really just uproot his whole life like this and take him?

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Aug 6, 2017

The grandparents need to file for custody if they haven't already. While a parent's right to custody of their child is paramount in Louisiana, the child's safety and stability are what's most important. Therefore, there will be situations where custody will be awarded to non-parents, such as... Read more »

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Q: If I am 18 can my mom come all the way from Florida to Louisiana and make me go back

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Feb 15, 2017

In Louisiana, if you are 18 years old, you are legally an adult. Therefore, no one other than the proper authorities can "make" you do anything. Of course, there are consequences to every action or inaction. Good luck.

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Q: 17 year old girl 15 year old girl are together , mother approved and set guidelines since we are same sex now she is

upset abd threatens to have me thrown in jail and registered as a sex offender can she do this?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 26, 2015

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Q: 2 girls 17 and 15 if her mother dosent want us together could she send the 17 year old to jail.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 25, 2015

For what? You didn't say. People do not get put into jail without someone saying that a crime was committed. What do you mean by together? They are both minors. But they are less than 3 years apart. Do an internet search for age of consent in Louisiana. Read the results.

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Q: I am a 17 year old girl & I have a 15 year old girlfriend we are not having sex can i still be prosecuted?

Her birthday is in January she will be 16 . her parents approved of it and set guidelines like we had to be with a group and never alone. but now shes mad she threatens to have me thrown in jail.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 25, 2015

I doubt it.

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