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Is it Possible that DCSS will Sue Me For Support to Be Paid to My Parents or Daughter?

I live in California State. My daughter “M” (17-1/2 years-old) recently moved out and now lives full time with her grandparents (my parents). There is approximately 98% no communication. The only time I receive a text (no personal, email, usps or phone contact – their choice) is to ask insurance information. I am given little to no information on my daughter’s health or anything having to do with her life. My daughter “M” is scheduled to see a psychiatrist in November. She suffered an injury (not head, physical pilondial cyst/lower ba Read more [...]

Can You Clarify if Whether or Not I Can Move Back in With My Mother Without My Father’s Consent?

I am 17-years-old and I currently live in Florida. My parents have split custody of me. I have been living with my father for a little over a year now and I would like to move back in with my mother. I was told by my mom that I have the right to decide which parent I would like to live with upon turning 12-years-old. My father has told me that he will decide who I will live with and that I have no choice in the matter. Can you clarify if whether or not I can move back in with my mother without my father’s consent? Read more [...]

Can I Just Leave and Live with My Dad Without Going to Court?

I am 17-years-old and I live in Florida. My mom has custody of me, but I hate living with her. I want to live with my dad, but she says she will call the cops and bring me back home if I leave. Can she call the cops and force me to come home? Can I just leave and live with my dad without going to court? Read more [...]

I’m 18 Now, if I Leave My Parent’s House, Do I Have to Enroll Myself in My Final Year of High School?

Hello, I live in Dallas TX, and I recently turned 18 years old. I am going to be a senior in high school next year. So my question is: if I move in with a relative other than my parents (let's say an uncle), do I have to enroll myself in school or can I get that relative to enroll me? I'm asking this because I know that even though I'm 18, I'll be living under someone else's roof. Read more [...]

Eighteen Year Old Daughter is Pushing Her Limits; is it Time to Kick Her Out?

My daughter is 18 and diabetic. She is a senior in high school. She completely depends on me for everything - food, shelter, medical. She does have a part time job. She has pulled so many things with us and we have tried counseling and all the good things but she continues to push at us. Read more [...]

Is it Illegal for Someone to Harbor Our Seventeen Year Old Runaway Daughter?

Our 17 year old daughter has run away and is staying with a 19 year old. Is it legal for him to give her refuge? Read more [...]