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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: im 17 years old and my mom forcing me to go back to my country. When i turn 18 can i come back to US?
David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum
answered on Apr 11, 2022

In most countries, when you turn 18 you are considered an adult and can therefore make your own decisions. In the US, 17 year olds are still considered minors and therefore, unless you are able to get "emancipated" then you have to obey your family. Once you turn 18, you can apply for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: How do I sue human welfare services for violating my rights and also not following procedures via penal codes
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Mar 23, 2022

The first thing you need to do is find a good lawyer. This service does not do that. Here, you can get simple legal questions answered. Your question is neither simple, nor does it include sufficient factual detail to arrive at a reasonable legal opinion of your possible case.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My daughter was fraudulently freed for adoption and thus fraudulently adopted. What can I do to recover her?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Feb 22, 2022

There is a whole lot of information missing. You need to start at the beginning and tell your whole story if you want to get any reasonable response. It must be a long and complicated story, but if you want help you'll need to tell it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Can I date my gf after I turn 18?

I'm 17 and gonna be 18 in December. Me and my gf started dating in September. She's currently 17 and gonna be 18 in July. We are in a long distance relationship so no sexual physical activity will be happening. Would it be okay for us to continue our relationship after I turn 18?

Jeffrey  Wood
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Jeffrey Wood
answered on Dec 10, 2021

There is no prohibition to continuing in a non-sexual relationship with your girlfriend. However, if you intend to engage in a sexual relationship, that may be an issue. California Penal Code section 261.5 says it is a crime to have sex if one party is over 18, while the other is 17 or under.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: What liability or waiver do I need in my in-client's-home petsitting contract if my toddler will be with me?

I have been pet sitting for over 15yrs and have a current contract I have been using but now I'm a single mom to a 2yr old who will be with me during pet stays at client's home. I always meet the dog and owner before pet care is provided and bring my kid with me to make sure dog is none... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Dec 3, 2021

Make an appt to meet with lawyer to provide more info.

No lawyer should give an answer without more more info and like you have liability.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I am 15 and somebody challenged me to a fight, will i get in trouble for participating?

We are both 15 and he challenged me to a fight this weekend, can i fight him legally? I don't want to get in trouble with police. Are there any steps I can take to assure we both dont get in trouble?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 1, 2021

IT IS NOT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BUT IT IS BATTERY.......AS A MISDEMEANOR IF NO WEAPONS ARE INVOLVED AND A FELONY IF YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THROW SOMETHING AT HIM.

YOUR BEST BET IS TO SAY.........NO, YOU WIN.

YOU ARE NOT LOOKING TO GET ARRESTED AND ANYWAY IT IS AN IMMATURE WAY OF SOLVING...
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Q: I need a lawyer to represent me in a case against the juvenile detention agency in san Diego county
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 20, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could continue to await a response here, but it could be difficult for an attorney to reply - this is only a Q & A board. Some options you could consider include looking into sites that do operate as attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Family Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My stepson’s mother is his conservatorship why he’s in a mental group home I just found out that Her his money .

My stepson is under a conservatorship is mother is currently he’s conservator. He was working a job and gave her the money and she’s using that money to start her own business is that legal and what can I do to put a stop to this

Jackie Marie Howard
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Jackie Marie Howard
answered on Jun 14, 2021

A portion of your question is missing; however, it appears you are asking if a conservator can spend money belonging to the conservatee's estate on bills/expenses/assets of the conservator. The answer is no. The conservator is answerable to the court for how the estate funds are spent. Get... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I have a 17 year old daughter and she likes a 13 year old girl they started to cut themselves how can I stop them

My daughter said she will kill herself if I stop her from talking to this 13 year old girl I don't know what to do . Can I file a restraining order ? My daughter does have a Psychiatry list and she speaks with a counsellor already . But I think this girl is influencing her.

Alexander C. Safarian
Alexander C. Safarian
answered on May 24, 2021

This is a very delicate situation and there is single right answer on what you can do. I suggest maybe also reaching out to the other girls parents to help figure out a solution.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Im 18 and pregnant. I got pregnant at 17. My boyfriend is 22 can he go to jail?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 21, 2021

possibly, but I doubt it would happen.

if it was consensual sex and some time ago, though not technically legal, I don't think it would warrant jail.

you are still with him and he is supporting the two of you?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I have a 17 year old daughter and she likes a 13 year old girl they started to cut themselves how can I stop them

My daughter said she will kill herself if I stop her from talking to this 13 year old girl I don't know what to do . Can I file a restraining order ?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 13, 2021

she needs a psychiatrist and medical treatment more than a lawyer.

a mother and father should sit down with her and try to get through to her.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Drunk grandmother hit my 17 year old daughter my 19 year old son defends his sister and he gets put in jail what do i do
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 13, 2021

more info will be needed

obviously, you need to get a lawyer either private or by requesting the court appoint the public defender at the arraignment.

write out all the facts and have any wits do the same so the lawyer can evaluate the case and determine if it was self defense or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My ex was 31 and I was 17 and he kicked me out at 18 legally did he molest me? Was I even able to consent mentally?

So I was 17 and he was 31 when it started. I thought it was fine but there were red flags, I know I could call this in because I was used but I’m afraid of getting in legal trouble too, I didn’t know his card was stoll on my Amazon prime and ended up using it to make a large purchase (I was... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
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David Michael Lehr
answered on Mar 21, 2021

If you have not been contacted by the police yet, I would try to return the money as soon as possible. If you wait, it could help prove you intended to steal.

If the cops are already involved, talk to a local criminal defense attorney before you do anything else.

Good luck!

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: How do I get a discovery on my son's case?

I don't want to ask his crooked attorney

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Mar 15, 2021

more info needed.

if you think your lawyer is crooked and need to change asap.

you should have trust in your lawyer.

the attorney requests discovery from the DA and may have it already.

ask the attorney for copies of discovery.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: What if I know someone who was 17 years old and never had a fitness hearing at all. They just charged him as an adult

Alleged crime happend when he was 17 and they waited until he was 18 and just threw him into adult court with no mention of him being a minor at the time of incident.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Mar 2, 2021

more info needed

s/he must discuss this with their attorney/PD asap

they will have all the info to discuss intelligently.....

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I’m a 17yo minor. I “signed” a contract with PayPal when I was 12. I disavowed it. Their stonewalling me. What can I do?

EDIT: I signed it when I was 11

I was scammed a large amount of money for virtual goods (one of the people scammed me in BTC aswell) before I was medicated. I disavowed my contract with them, and told them that I want my money back (under “Contracts with minors 4318.02). I’m also on the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 26, 2021

You may have a claim under various consumer protection and unfair business practice Acts. Contact a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California who deals with consumer debt issues. They give free consults.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I'm a 19 year old girl in California who wants to date a 17 year old guy in Texas. Would it be grooming or illegal?
John Karas
John Karas
answered on Feb 20, 2021

I don't know what you meaning by "grooming" but it would not be a good idea. If you were to engage in any sexual activity (not merely intercourse but "petting", oral, sending each other pic's of yourselves nude, etc.) you could be charged with lewd acts with a minor,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: How can I appeal a juvenile court jurisdictional hearing before the disposition hearing and get a new judge and lawyer?
David Michael Lehr
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David Michael Lehr
answered on Jan 26, 2021

Sorry, but that is broad question. You need to talk to the attorney who handled the case and see what your chances are going to be.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Native American Law for California on
Q: Can cps detain and continue detainment based on one positive drug test? Can it be a er test? Only allegation on case?

Er didn't notify us test was even being done. It was a dip stick test with no 2nd confirmation test. One positive test followed by 6 negitive tests including on day of birth mom and baby tested clean. Cord blood came back clean. Mother has no criminal history of any kind, minor and adult.... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Dec 26, 2020

More information is needed. The mother needs to find and obtain a lawyer with experience in Indian Child Welfare law in order to protect and assert her rights. If she needs your assistance, you need to remember that she will be the client and few attorneys will get involved in advising a client... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: What is the easiest way for a 15 yo to get emancipated

Abusive stepdad,can not pay, mom says she is going to take him back after his classes. That can not stand.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Dec 1, 2020

google a family law attorney in your area.

maybe someone would take you on pro bono without payment.

type up a summary of all the facts so you will have them ready for the lawyer.........all your info and same on mom and stepdad. much more info is needed and the lawyer is more...
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