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Can you really help me, I'm in texas, I tried contacting one

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Can you really help me
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?
Customer: I'm in texas
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I tried contacting one but I have to wait
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Okay I'm 20 and my girl friend is 17 I just want to know can I get on trouble for dating and having sex with her
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thanks for using Just Answer. I’m a licensed attorney with 36 years’ experience in family law, appeals, landlord-tenant, and other types of law. I look forward to helping you today.

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Expert:  originallawyer replied 11 months ago.


The age of consent in Texas is 17. So your girlfriend, if she is 17, may consent to have sex with you.

However, she is still a minor and if she lives with her parents, they can try to keep her from dating you. But legally, as long as she ALWAYS consents to intimate activity, each time that activity occurs, you are not doing anything legally wrong.