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    rockblnd is offline Junior Member
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    incorrigible child

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? arizona

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    Tallrat is offline Member
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    incorrigible child definition - legal

    A child who cannot be managed by his parents or guardians.

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    Antigone* is offline Senior Member
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    In honor of JetX ~ Somnambulist University
    Quote Originally Posted by Tallrat View Post
    incorrigible child definition - legal

    A child who cannot be managed by his parents or guardians.
    Somebody better be getting some parenting lessons, don't you think Tallrat.

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    proud_parent is offline Senior Member
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    From Arizona Revised Statutes:
    8-201. Definitions
    15. "Incorrigible child" means a child who:

    (a) Is adjudicated as a child who refuses to obey the reasonable and proper orders or directions of a parent, guardian or custodian and who is beyond the control of that person.

    (b) Is habitually truant from school as defined in section 15-803, subsection C.

    (c) Is a runaway from the child's home or parent, guardian or custodian.

    (d) Habitually behaves in such a manner as to injure or endanger the morals or health of self or others.

    (e) Commits any act constituting an offense that can only be committed by a minor and that is not designated as a delinquent act.

    (f) Fails to obey any lawful order of a court of competent jurisdiction given in a noncriminal action.
    The following might also be of interest to the OP:
    Question: In state of Arizona can a 17 year old move out without parents permission?


    According to Arizona law, an adult is a person 18 years or older. A.R.S. section 1-215(3)

    If a person is under age 18 in Arizona, he or she cannot leave home without a parent's permission unless he or she is fully emancipated, or the parents have lost their right to parental authority.

    If a 17-year-old leaves home without permission from a parent or legal guardian, he or she can be prosecuted as an incorrigible child (A.R.S. 8-201(15)(c)). Some of the consequences of being found incorrigible include being fined, be placed on probation, and being ordered to do community service. The specific charges and consequences are left up to the officer of the court.

    If the parent cannot control the child, the child can be removed from the parent's supervision. The child may then be placed in an appropriate living place, a foster home or some type or a state facility.

    Even if the parent does not report the run away, Child Protective Services can become involved if the minor living away from home is not receiving age-appropriate supervision, is engaging in harmful conduct, does not have adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical care, or is living with an inappropriate person.

    You will not be punished by being jailed, or fined, but moving out without your parent' permission will cause you a lot of problems. You may also cause problems for any adult who helps you.

    Arizona Law (ARS 25-511) makes it a class 6 felony (imprisonment for 1 year and up to a $150,000 fine) if the parent of a minor child knowingly fails to furnish reasonable support for the parent's child.

    Another Arizona Law (ARS 13-3613) makes it a class 1 misdemeanor (up to 6 months in jail and a $2500 fine) for a parent to cause, encourage or contribute to the dependency or delinquency of a child.

    A minor who was made homeless as a result of being kicked out could be considered dependant or delinquent. It is also a class 1 misdemeanor under Arizona Law (ARS 13-3619) for a person having custody of a minor under sixteen years of age to knowingly cause or permit the life of such minor to be endangered. Being homeless or not having resources for food and shelter could be considered endangerment.
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