Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Georgia

Parental Responsibility

At what age are parents no longer responsible for the actions of their children?

When a child turns 18, are parents no longer responsible for the child's actions eventhough the child is in high school and still lives with his parents?

Asked on 3/17/04, 6:10 pm

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Charles W. Field Charles W. Field, Attorney at Law
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Re: Parental Responsibility

Even after reaching the age of 18, if the child is still living in the family household, the parents MAY be liable for vandalism and/or auto accidents caused by the child. You should consult with a local attorney for more specifics.

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Answered on 3/17/04, 6:19 pm

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