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What legaly can a parent do if their 17yr old moves in with

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What legaly can a parent do if their 17yr old moves in with grandparents on their own?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Samuel Feinstein replied 7 years ago.
Legally, if the child is yours you have the right to make him (her?) do what you tell him / her to do. However, the effort that you would have to go through to enforce these rights would be expensive and time consuming. The police are not likely to get involved without a court order, (although you could certainly try contacting the police). Beyond, this, unless the grandparents are really causing harm, you should look for a non legal way to deal with this.   
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What kind of "non legal" way do you suggest? Am I as the parent still held responsible for them even though they are not living with me?
Expert:  Samuel Feinstein replied 7 years ago.
Does he have a driver's license? You might be able to get that suspended or revoked.

Does he go to school? You might try working with the school.

Is there anything that you control that he wants?

Do you have any contact with any of his friends?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
She has no drivers liscense, the school conciders her to be an adult in no need of parents permission to do anything. I just need to know if legaly I can still be responsible for her even though she is living with someone else?
Expert:  Samuel Feinstein replied 7 years ago.
Yes, legally you are still responsible, but only until she is 18.
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