We are a military family who is currently stationed in NC. Our 16 yr old daughter (a junior in high school) just informed us that she is pregnant and is thinking about keeping the baby. The father is 18 years old who lives here in NC and is currently finishing his first year in college.
Her father and I are totally against this however, by law, it's her body and it's her decision. We are due to get orders next summer to another duty station. Since marriage is not an option for either one of them, aren't we still legally bound to take our daughter (who'll be 17 yrs old by then) and her baby with us to the next base we're assigned to even though the father lives here in NC? His parents were threatening court action should we take my daughter and baby out of state next summer. What rights do they have in preventing us from following military orders?
Aren't we supposed to be responsible for our child until she turns 18? Can this be considered statutory rape since he is 18 and our daughter is only 16? We are from California, so are the laws that apply to us California law or are we held by North Carolina law since we are here? Please help.