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18 Special Needs Child-Runaway

Discussion in 'Emancipation Law' started by Davesangel2014, Apr 24, 2014.

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  1. Davesangel2014

    Davesangel2014 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My daughter just turned 18 in March. She is mentally incapable of taking care of herself. She refuses to take her medication on a daily basis. She left home and went to live with her older sister. I am her Mother. What can I legally do with her. I was going to file papers for ARY but it is for age till 17. She needs help now.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    You can contact the police and see if they will do an emergency commitment for her in order for a psychiatrist to evaluate her mental health.
    You can use the time, if they attempt to get her evaluated to speak with a lawyer and seek a conservator ship over her.
    Don't hold out too much hope for success, as a short walk down any city street will reveal the streets are full of homeless people, most of them with mental illnesses deemed not harmful to themselves or others.

    Yeah, I know, but that's the law.

    Not much you can do, unless you're rich, or get lucky.
     

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