• FreeAdvice has a new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our Terms of Service and use of cookies.

who decides for teen

Accident - Bankruptcy - Criminal Law / DUI - Business - Consumer - Employment - Family - Immigration - Real Estate - Tax - Traffic - Wills   Please click a topic or scroll down for more.

Not open for further replies.


Junior Member
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NC
I'm a Stepfather to a 17 1/2 year old daughter.
Her mother and I have been married most of her life.

Her father came back into her life about a year ago
and has taken much interest in her lately. This has given her
leverage to have her way.
She has found a boy friend and wants the freedom to see him.
Her father agrees but we do not. We live in a conservative
home and want her to complete her schooling, attend religious
services, and mature a bit before dating.

Her father wants to have her every weekend now and she agrees.
We would have her during the weekdays until she completes school.
Her father wants us to allow her to see her boyfriend as she
chooses. He may even provide her with a car and cell phone.
Currently we provide both but with restrictions.

She would like to move out but I don't think her father can have her
stay under his roof. Maybe with some of his relatives.

So some questions:
-Do we have any obligations towards her if she chooses to leave?
--insurance; child support; etc.
-On the days when she is living at our home can we expect her to live
by our rules or can her natural father demand something different?
-If her boy friend is 21 or older should have any concerns?

Thanks for your advice.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?

Not open for further replies.

Find the Right Lawyer for Your Legal Issue!

Fast, Free, and Confidential