My girlfriend has a seventeen-year-old daughter who is seeing a young man with legal problems. The girl is seven months pregnant. She has quit school. We have repeatedly caught her stealing from her mother's house (I don't live there).
My girlfriend has warned her daughter that she will not be able to bring the new baby home. My girlfriend feels that the girl is incapable of raising or providing for a new baby. The girl insists that she can force the mother to shelter and house her (and the new baby) until next June when she turns 18.
Does the mother have any legal recourse? The daughter refuses to attend any counseling. Very soon she will be homeless with a child, because she is alienating her family, and because she not mature enough to take control of her life.