I have a friend who is wanting to live with me when she turns 16 but most likely will not get the permission from the parents/ guardians. She would be taken care of and everything but in the eyes of the law would she be forced to go back home?
Your friend needs to be emancipated if she wants to come live with you. You have to be emancipated in order to move out of your parent's house. Once you file for emancipation, a judge will determine whether you are fit to live on your own. The court looks at a variety of factors such as your maturity level, whether you can support yourself financially, that your welfare is better served by not being with your parents, and that there are no other reasonable solutions living at home. Having your friend live with you opens you up to criminal charges, such as kidnapping. So unless your friend is emancipated, it would not be a wise idea.
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yes because she is a minor until she is 18 and if you are older you could be charged with contributing to the deliquincy of a minor or worse if you are planning on sexual relations.
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Very bad idea - so forget it.
You could go to prison for kidnapping or interference with custody. The child would either be made to go home or taken into state custody, unless the child was emancipated.
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Although 16 is considered the age of consent in Georgia, she is still a minor until she turns 18, so her parents are her guardians and have to consent to where she lives. As the others have told you, without emancipation you are asking from trouble if you interfere with this.
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