my wife and i are seperated and my 15 year old daughter went and stayed at my 23 yr old daughters house and the older daughter wants me to give her money but i want my 15 yr old to live with me. What are my rights?
I was paying ex-wife 500 month for 3 months since we have seperated. When daughter moved in with sister i gave her sister 200 this month for food and took 15 yr old shopping for school cloths. I want 15 yr old to live with me so i can support her and buy her a car when she turns 16 Nov. 4th
-Could you explain your situation a little more?Are there any court orders in effect with respect to custody or child support or was all of this by private agreement?
we seperated in april no court orders no custody or child support ordered all this is private with no agreements its just happening this way. (my 15 yr old moving into my 23 yr olds home because she doesnt want to live with mom and im not sure if she wants to live with me.
Dear JACUSTOMER - If there are no court orders you are not required to pay anyone anything. You can simply refuse and any private agreement you made is not enforceable in court. You are the parent and you have a right to tell your daughter where to live until there is a court order saying something different. Until there is a court action the court is not going to enforce any custody or support agreements. If you want to call the police and report your child as a runaway you can do so and if you feel she is in some danger living with her sister you can call child services. Other than that your only option is to file a case for divorce and ask the court to award you custody of the child.
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