Can I force my daughter to move with us if she is only 17 and has a child?
09/19/2007 - Minors - State: VA #8884
I have a 17 year old daughter who has an 11 month old daughter. We (her step father and I) are in the process of moving from this area. The problem is, my daughter thinks she is emancipated here in Virginia because she is a parent herself. She says if we make her move with us, she will leave the baby her with her girlfriend. Can I make her and her child go with me until she turns 18?
Pregnancy does not automatically emancipate a minor in Virginia, it must be declared by the court after a petition. While you have a right to custody of your daughter until she is emancipated or reaches the age of majority, your daughter has custody rights to her daughter (grandchild).
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