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Trying to find out if my unwed pregnant daughter can legally

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Hello, trying to find out if my unwed pregnant daughter can legally leave our home when she reaches age 17.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist.

Getting pregnant/having a child does not automatically emancipate a child (although getting married would). Thus, the parents technically could require the child to remain in the home until/unless the daughter marries or files a legal action to become emancipated.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Here's a good link you can read regarding emancipation of minors:

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks....I'm in Louisiana.
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

No problem.