Can I kick my 18 year old out of the house if he is still attending High School?

My child will turn 18 in a few days but will not graduate from High School until June. He is under the impression that he can do whatever he pleases once he turns 18. What options do I have to enforce rules in my house? Can I legally kick him out if he does not obey them?

Toano, VA -

Attorney Answers (2)

Mary G. Commander

Mary G. Commander

Family Law Attorney - Norfolk, VA
Answered

At 18 he "legally" is an adult with all of the rights and responsibilities that come with it. You have the right to tell him that if he wants to stay in your house, he has to follow your rules. If he refuses, you can evict him.

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Michael Christopher Miller

Michael Christopher Miller

Child Custody Lawyer - Vienna, VA
Answered

Once he turns 18 years of age, he goes from being a child living in your house to a guest in your house. He can do whatever he pleases at his new residence.

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