Legal Question in Criminal Law in Massachusetts

Liability of adult child

If your adult child is an alcoholic, has

lost his job, girlfriend and has come

home, does something stupid (we have

taken his car keys) are we liable if he

were to be sued, etc. He is 32. We are

working hard to get him help.

Asked on 7/07/08, 4:58 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

George Davis Law Office of T. George Davis, Jr.

Re: Liability of adult child

I'm not sure what your taking his car keys has to do with him doing something stupid, but if I understand your question correctly, I can't see any reason why you would be liable for his actions, unless of course you were also somehow also involved in those same actions. The mere fact that he is now living at home wouldn't seem to expose you to liabiliy for his actions outside of your house.

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Answered on 7/07/08, 10:16 pm

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