Legal Question in Family Law in Virginia

underage pregnancy & the law

My step-daughter is seventeen and will be eighteen in less than a month and is five months pregnate. Can she legally move out of her mothers home whom she is mentally and verbally abused??

Asked on 4/14/09, 11:31 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Beard Attorney at Law

Re: underage pregnancy & the law

Once she is eighteen, she can move out of the house.

If the situation is so bad that she cannot wait less than a month, you and she should contact the local department of social services for assistance.

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Answered on 4/15/09, 6:55 pm

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