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My 16 year old Daughters mother just passed away and she does not want to live with Me and My wife. What should I do?

She wants to stay with other family members in her house that she inhereted from her mother. We are afraid these family members are only after her house and money. Since the house is paid off and she will be collecting social security.

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Find an attorney that will advocate for your child.

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what is your relation with her..??

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um, he's probably a father
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Not great. we have rules in our home. Her mother did not. Not to mention whatever we did for her was never enough. Had visitation up until 2 years ago when her mother said she was grown and could do what she wanted. Needless to say she didn't want to come to our house and have to be respectful. And not be able go out running around town. We love her dearly and want her protected. No matter where she is.
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no i meant is she really happy and comfortable with her dad...cause there are times when you have such a healthy relation but then because of some circumstances she wont feel the same with you...
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You are her legal guardian so she should live with you, and I believe you are responsible for the maintenance of her inheritance until she turns 18 (including property taxes.) So she should move in with you and you can choose how to manage the house until she turns 18 - rent to them, kick them out, or let them live free.

You may want to consult a lawyer on this as well. Of course, if you lost parental rights or something then all of the above would apply to her actual legal guardian.

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She just lost her mom and would like to stay in her house. Don't assume everyone has bad intent. Try to find the best solution, transition, aside from forcing her to move in with you and your wife. She might end up changing her mind on her own. If she is happy, finds loving caregiver to live with her, let her stay.

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She doesn't want to leave her home and I'm sure her friends and school either. Keep an eye on things. If you force you could lose her completely, she could emancipate, and you'll have no idea what's going on. Sounds like she will be set up pretty good. Just pop in now and then.

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You need to be a Parent.

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