My daughter moved in with her boyfriend – what should we do?
I have a 16,9-year-old daughter who is in a relationship with a 24-year-old boyfriend, she moved in with him a few days ago without our consent. I am interested in what we as parents have to do, whether we can be prosecuted for their life together, whether we have to report the fact that she left home to social welfare and whether he has committed a criminal offense since he is an adult and 7 years older than her?
A person under the age of 18 is considered a child and it is the parents who determine the child’s place of residence. Since this is a child – a 17-year-old girl, her opinion is taken into account depending on age and maturity. If there are behavioural problems on the child’s side, parents can contact the Centre (department for children with behavioural problems) and ask for advice on what to do with their child. A criminal report is filed against the parents if there is a suspicion of committing a criminal offense. If a 17-year-old girl is voluntarily in a relationship with a 24-year-old man, there are no elements of a criminal offense.