My co-worker literally gave me her daughter who is 18 yrs. old now and I need to get her back on track with her life. Do I claim her as a dependent on taxes? Do I need any sort of legal document to have her stay with me even though she is 18? I just want things to be legal in all ways possible. We live in CA. Thank you!
2 Answers from Attorneys
If she is 18 you need no legal document for her to live with you any more than any other roommate. You cannot claim her as a dependent on your taxes now that she is an adult, unless she is disabled and you become her legal guardian.
If she is 18 she is an adult and do as she wishes