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I have a 17 year old step daughter that has many unfounded

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I have a 17 year old step daughter that has many unfounded (and often fanciful allegations) regarding both her mother and me. She has been seeing one therapist or another since she was 4 but has been seeing the most recent one for 2 years. Her allegations have become more difficult to believe. In the last instance, she accused me of trying to kill her and her younger half brother, aged 9, (my son with her dad) with knives. The therapist called CPS. THe types of allegations have increased over the past 11 years her dad and I have been together. Although her brother denied all of the allegations when he spoke to CPS at school. While is in and of itself humiliating for that child and our family, how can we prevent her from causing further harm. Would any type of order or any other action help. She turns 18 on Feb. 1, 2017. There is also a brother who is 21, in Austin, step-sister, 20, in Austin, and a half sister, 6, at home.
Submitted: 27 days ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 27 days ago.

Hello: This isCustomer Welcome to JustAnswer! I am reviewing your post, and I will post my response very shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 27 days ago.

I am sorry to read about your difficulties.

There is no way around this: you would have to tell your husband to find his daughter another living arrangement before she causes further damage to the family.

There is no way to get an Order to tell her not to be saying anything that would harm the family. There is no way the Court can issue such an Order because that would be an undue restraint on her freedom of speech. Second, the Court does not know if she is telling the truth or not. So, the Court cannot issue an Order preventing her from saying something.

I am sorry that I do not have better news for you.

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