The term underage often refers to those under the age of majority, but it may also refer to persons under a certain age limit, such as the drinking age, smoking age, age of consent, marriageable age, driving age, voting age, etc.
Such age limits are often different from the age of majority.
Minor may also be used in contexts that are unconnected to the overall age of majority.
For example, the drinking age in the United States is usually 21, and younger people are sometimes called minors in the context of alcohol law, even if they are at least 18.
To me it seems like dating, I really do not see the difference. I am very concerned about the situation and feel strongly about putting an end to the relationship but am unsure of what is considered legal/illegal in the eyes of the law.
Since her other parent is allowing the relationship to continue while she is there, I feel that there isn't much I can do about the situation other than restrict her from pursuing the relationship while she is with me. If the father is condoning this activity, and even enabling it by providing a room/bed for them to play, you won't be able to stop this.
The male is a friend of her father's family and her father at this point is allowing the relationship under the condition that they are not technically dating or having sex until she is 18.
(C) Nothing in this section limits the application of the family purpose doctrine. DERIVATION TABLE Showing the sections in former Chapter 7, Title 20 from which the sections in this article were derived. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, any person who, not having attained his majority, contracts to borrow money to defray the expenses of attending any institution of higher learning, shall have full legal capacity to act in his own behalf and shall have all the rights, powers and privileges and be subject to the obligations of persons of full age with respect to any such contracts. (4) "Court" means the court or branch having jurisdiction.
(D) The liability of parents or legal guardians under subsection (A) is joint and several with the minor for the injury or the destruction, damage, or theft, as the case may be, as long as the minor would have been liable for the injury or the destruction, damage, or theft if the minor had been an adult. Whoever cruelly ill-treats, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, or inflicts unnecessary pain or suffering upon a child or causes the same to be done, whether the person is the parent or guardian or has charge or custody of the child, for every offense, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than thirty days or fined not more than two hundred dollars, at the discretion of the magistrate. New Section Former Section 63-5-310 20-7-250 63-5-320 20-7-260 63-5-330 20-7-270 63-5-340 20-7-280 63-5-350 20-7-290 63-5-360 20-7-300 63-5-370 20-7-310 Ratification of minor's contracts. (5) "Custodial property" includes: (a) all securities, life insurance policies, annuity contracts, real estate, tangible personal property and money and any other type of property under the supervision of the same custodian for the same minor as a consequence of a gift made to the minor in a manner prescribed in this article; (b) the income from the custodial property; (c) the proceeds, immediate and remote, from the sale, exchange, conversion, investment, reinvestment, surrender or other disposition of such securities, money, life insurance policies, annuity contracts, real estate, tangible personal property and other property.
Since her other parent is allowing the relationship to continue while she is there, I feel that there isn't much I can do about the situation other than restrict her from pursuing the relationship while she is with me. HOWEVER, depending on the FULL circumstances, you might consider pursuing 'delinquency of minor' charges against the 'boyfriend'. Contributing to delinquency and neglect by parents and others. if the poster is the custodial parent, he/she could get a restraining order against the 23 yo. The OP might TRY to get a restraining order, but whether she gets one or not depends ENTIRELY on the court. The conversations could possibly be breaking the law however without evidence we don't know.
Any person who is at least 16 years old who knowingly or willfully causes, encourages, or aids any juvenile within the jurisdiction of the court to be in a place or condition, or to commit an act whereby the juvenile could be adjudicated delinquent, undisciplined, abused, or neglected as defined by G. And yes, that would mean that horny dude wouldn't/ couldn't be visiting said child over at NCP's place either. The court doesn't just hand these out to every SD that requests one. Texas pretty much stated that adultery/fornication is not something that can really be prosecuted so it won't stick. Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in. The OP might TRY to get a restraining order, but whether she gets one or not depends ENTIRELY on the court.