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trouble in what way?
is there a custody court order?
is there a child support order?
I do not see this as a case of abandonment. It is not like he threw her out on the street with nowhere to go. She went to the mothers. I can understand his thought process considering that she has been doing drugs in the house and has done bad in school let alone the issues with the cars. The fact that you found a scale goes past using and enters selling territory. It abandonment under the law. Considering all the facts and also the fact that she 17. Since there is a custody order in place, it would probably be a good idea to change that. Then you would need to file a petition to modify in order to do that. Of course, that would be before the child reached the age of 18.
The child support is a different manner. Child is 17, order to pay will not be that long. The fact that she owes on arrears would also limit what she would receive. I am guessing that this is not a concern here as to what is been going on and child-support is not all that important as to getting her out of the house due to her conduct.
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