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. 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!