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My daughter's friend is asking to stay with us. She is afraid

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My daughter's friend is asking to stay with us. She is afraid of her father being violent and afraid of her mother being emotionally abusive. She doesn't want to report any abuse. I have talked with her mother and offered our home as a place for the friend to stay. The friend wants to stay over tonight and I don't know what legal ramifications apply in Wisconsin if the teen decides to run away to my home
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Customer: The teen is 15 1/2 years old. Father has custody. Visits mother every other weekend.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Loren replied 5 months ago.
Good afternoon. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.There are not really any ramifications on you unless you attempt to "hide" the child from her father. Then you could be guilty of kidnapping.As far as staying at your home for a night or two, you will not get in trouble. The worst that can happen is that her father reports her as a runaway and the police come to your house and take her away. It is not a crime to let your daughter have a sleepover.
Expert:  Loren replied 5 months ago.
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