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Question: I am a Non Custodial father of my 18 year old son he is still in high school living with his Mother and I am still paying child support I found out through Facebook he is going on mission to Dangerous Mexico in December,his Mother or he never told me about the trip, do I have any rights that I was not told and does he need my consent to make this trip, he traveling to a part of Mexico that is on the State Departments no travel list, what are my rights to stop this trip without my consent,also will the school be liable for letting him go without my consent.I am scared for his life on this trip.

Answer:

Generally, when a child becomes 18 years of age, they are considered legally an adult. This rids the parent of any legal rights or privileges regarding their child. Although you’re paying child support (which should end upon your child’s high school graduation unless otherwise specified), your right to control your child no longer exists and they do not need any legal parental consent to make this trip. Please consult a licensed attorney who may otherwise be able to assist in finding alternative solutions

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  • I am a Non Custodial father of my 18 year old son he is still in high school living with his Mother and I am still paying child support I found out through Facebook he is going on mission to Dangerous Mexico in December,his Mother or he never told me about the trip, do I have any rights that I was not told and does he need my consent to make this trip, he traveling to a part of Mexico that is on the State Departments no travel list, what are my rights to stop this trip without my consent,also will the school be liable for letting him go without my consent.I am scared for his life on this trip.

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