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I have a 16 year old grandson who will be 17 in 2 weeks. He has been expelled from school numerous times. I know his parents are at their wits end. Can they legally kick him out of the home and not provide shelter to food?

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Georgia

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ANSWER: Georgia requires parents to provide for basic needs: sufficient nourishment, shelter or clothing. Child abandonment is defined as neglecting a child’s basic needs for a period of 30 days or longer. In that way, kicking a child out of the home may be the basis for a finding of child abandonment in Georgia. And when a parent is found guilty of this offense, he faces a maximum of up to 12 months in prison or a fine of $1,000.

But if the parent voluntarily gives up parental right by petitioning in court and the petition being approved, a finding child abandonment will not be made.

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