Can I kick out my 17 year old?

Asked on July 30, 2015 under Criminal Law, North Dakota

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

For a parent to "kick out" a minor child (under 18) from house constitutes child abandonment, a crime.  hat having been said, if your child has put you in fear for your personal safety, you can call the police and your child can be removed from your home.

Note: Abandonment can be broadly construed; it can mean failing to financially support your child or leaving them with a neighbor and not communicating with them.


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