If my daughter is 17 and living with her father but has 2 more years of high school, legally can she move back to live with me and finish school?

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If my daughter is 17 and living with her father but has 2 more years of high school, legally can she move back to live with me and finish school?

She currently lives out of state.

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Family Law, Virginia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not your daughter can legally move in with you before she reaches adulthood depends upon what the court order for custody states. Once she reaches adulthood (age eighteen [18]), she can do whatever she pleases as to where she resides regardless if she is in high school or not.


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