Legal Question in Juvenile Dependency in California

17 ys college girl living alone dating 27 ys classmate?

I hear that if an underage girl is already at college, it is not illegal for an adult to have a relation with her. As well, how ''important or unimportant'' is it (maybe based on previous trials) if:

1)She is already at college

2)She already had another 27 years boyfriend when she was 16

3)She lives alone but wasn't an emancipated adult (illegal, now she knows)

4)They share same friends, hobbies, college

5)She is the one driving with her own car and both take turn paying while going out.

6)They are both foreigners

Thank you

(San Jose,CA)

Asked on 5/25/03, 5:37 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

E. Daniel Bors Jr. Attorney & Counselor At Law

Re: 17 ys college girl living alone dating 27 ys classmate?

Dear Inquirer:

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The site contains quite a bit of general information about California Family Law, Tenants' Rights, and Juvenile Dependencies, as well as information about me (education, experience, et cetera) and my office (location, hours, fees, policies).


There is no problem with them having a relationship. Having sex may be a different thing. (Incidentally, this is not a juvenile dependency question but, as you alluded, one of emancipation under the Family Code.)

Thanks for sharing your interesting inquiry with us on LawGuru, and good luck with your case.

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Answered on 5/25/03, 7:28 pm

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