Is it legal for a 13 year old to move out of a house? How? 2 Answers as of July 06, 2015

Is it legal for a 13 year old to move out of the grandparents' house because they keep the kid inside? The mom passed away and the child moved out of the step-dad's house. The father is in jail and the child had no choice but to move in with the grandparents.

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Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
The appropriate step for the grandparents would be to seek a guardianship of the child so the child is properly placed with them in light of the fact the biological father is in prison.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/6/2015
Petit & Dommershausen SC
Petit & Dommershausen SC | Tajara Dommershausen
Unless the grandparents have legal guardianship (or some other court order for custody or placement) , they have no legal right to tell the child anything. Either the step dad or the grandparents should file for a guardianship.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 7/6/2015
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