Can I be forced back home at 19?

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Can I be forced back home at 19?

I’m 19, a legal adult. I’m currently living in my boyfriend’s house and I’m being well taken care off under a safe roof. My mom tried to put a false restraining order on my whole family against him because she didn’t want me to leave home. I went up to court against her to uplift it, however her lawyer said to the judge we have proof and documentation that she has developmental delay but that didnt work as that wasnt what the case was about. I’m worried that my mom will report to the police saying that I have developmental delay and being me back home. I have no mental disorders such as anxiety or bipolar or depression.

Asked on November 9, 2018 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Only if a court truly does--based on medical evidence--find that you are sufficiently cognitively impaired that you cannot care for or make decisions for yourself, declare you incompetent, and appoint a legal guardain (e.g. parents) for you, could the legal guardian then force you to return. A competent adult (anyone not declared incompetent) decides where she will live.


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