Hope I have the right forum. We are in a mess here and need advice quickly. My son who is 20 is dating a girl who turns out to be 15. Apparently said she was 18 but that is beside the point. Said girl is now pregnant. The situation is her father lives in Missouri and just was released from prison. He is a convicted felon from drug violations and other things the girl hasn't disclosed. He is having her mother investigated for her ability to provide for this girl and her sister over paying child support. The mother is here and has no place to live at the moment. She has said that she wants the girl to live with us as we can provide for everything she needs. My son is taking full responsibility for the baby and we have moved the girl into our home. My husband and I both work and have a stable home enviroment. Our income is 100k a year and neither of us has had any trouble with the law nor has my son.
The questions are...can this girl remain with us considering my son is the father? Can her father force her to move back to Missouri even though her mother has custody? Does my son have any rights to keep her here ? Is there any other solution other than marriage ? Is there any type of emancipation laws she would fall under? Please forgive all the questions but we are in chaos here trying to figure this out. To be completely honest, the fact that my son is 20 and she is 15 ( will turn 16 in Oct. ) is scaring the heck out of me. I'm in fear that this "investigation" will bring into light the ages and can cause a rape charge even though she was consenting. Please, please help ! Thank you.