My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Arkansas and Missouri
I have a friend who is 17, but will be 18 in 4 months. She is currently living with her mother in Missouri (has been for a couple months this time), but her father in Arkansas actually has custody of her.
She is planning on moving to another part of Missouri where I have a job opening for her that includes lodging. I've already rode with her (did not take her) to the city where she will be relocating to and she enrolled in school.
I know that in Missouri, girls can legally leave home at 17, but I have no idea about Arkansas law or if it even applies in this situation. :confused: She loves her mother, but it has never worked out for her to stay there for very long because they start fighting and her step-mother (who isn't living with her dad right now, but still comes around all the time) has been abusive to her in the past.
I am just wanting to help my friend, but I don't want either of us to get into trouble. I am over 21 and a resident of Missouri. Please let me know if they can make her return or if I will be in any kind of trouble!!! Thanks! :)