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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I turn 18 in 4 months and I want to move out of state to go live with my boyfriend and his mom. I live in Illinois.

He lives in Missouri. My probation is 18 months long. Is it possible I can move when I turn 18 ?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 21, 2021

No, you may not move out of the State of Illinois, even if you become 18, unless the terms and conditions of your Illinois probation permit that out of state move. Ask your assigned PO or the attorney who worked on your criminal case.

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 Juvenile Law and Child Custody for Maryland on
Q: how do you obtain a order from juvenile court terminating jurisdiction
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Sep 16, 2021

Without more facts, this question is so broad as to not be answerable without writing a book to cover all possible scenarios that could have prompted the question. File a motion to terminate the court's exercise of jurisdiction. What possible legal basis you have that would entitle you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: I'm fearful of health an safety of my great grandaughter is involved with drug addict

Hes psychotic extremely bad,has madexthreats to kill my grandaughter an baby.she continues to stay in that environment.been working with cps whom is of little help what can be done

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Sep 15, 2021

Unfortunately, as a grandparent there isn't much that can be done if CPS doesn't feel that court intervention is necessary.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Innocent juvenile son detained today after questioned and released days earlier; guilty person previously confused

He has no knowledge about innocent or seen innocent

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 13, 2021

Hire a juvenile court criminal defense lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: 16 year old is being accused of being an accessory to armed robbery. Is there any way we can get her out of county?

She was accused to be with a boy that is 18 and committed armed robbery. She was taken to Fulton county juvenile detention center, they may try her as an adult and we are unsure of what to do.

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Sep 8, 2021

It may be possible to get her a bond. You need to hire an attorney ASAP.

For more information visit my website at

-Law Office of Robbie M. Levin

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Education Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Divorced 2011 ex husband is primary care giver of our 17 daughter has a med conditions an he refuses to get her diagnose

He also let her quit school at 14 Ive been fightin this for 5 yrs PLEASE IM BEGGIN FOR HELP. my child cant walk and has a 6th grade edjucation. Every time i try to do something he has me locked up or restraining order taken out on me. Please help me

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Sep 7, 2021

It would appear the only way you are going to move forward is with the assistance of legal counsel. Meet with an attorney as soon as you can to discuss your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Does Alabama have rights for an aunt if the mother dies?

So my sister died and she has 1 child. This child’s father is living, but can’t get custody of a dog if he wanted to, and has had prior cases where he was denied custody of other children. The child in question was given to his dads mom and it was court ordered for her to keep us in touch with... Read more »

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Sep 7, 2021

If the Court Order assigning custody lays out conditions that must be met then you can enforce them. However, if the Court granted custody without assigning those conditions then it is likely nothing could be done. Alabama has only recently recognized grandparents rights and the law is still a bit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Idaho on
Q: My daughter is 16 her boyfriend is 21 and her dad let him move in with them is this illegal? Can her dad get in trouble

Can his new 25 year old girlfriend get in trouble as well ? They both allow it even tho it's illegal in idaho

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Sep 3, 2021

Your daughter is too young to have sex with a 21 year old man, period. IF the father permits them to live together, as "house mates," no foul. If the father allows them to sleep in the same bed, that is illegal and NO the girlfriend has NO liability, because she has NO rights to your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Juvenile Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: What should I do?

My son (7years old) and a neighbor kid (10-11 years old) were playing with a group of kids and the boy was hitting my son in the face with a soccer ball and my son went to kick the kid to get him to stop and the kids phone fell out and broke, and the boys mom said they have a family member who saw... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 29, 2021

Don’t pay for anything. Never reward bullying.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Arizona on
Q: In az a minor 16 or older may marry someone that is no older then 3 yrs older then you would 3yrs 1 month be okay or no

I have parent consent and I would just like to know if they are 3 years and 1 month older then me would it be okay to do or is it strictly 3 years and below so I can go get my marriage license with my mom

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Aug 25, 2021

Three years is three years, not three years and one month. I am going to be blunt. The level of maturity demonstrated with the crafting of this query does not give readers any confidence that you have achieved the necessary life skills to make a decision of this magnitude with or without a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I kick out my child once they turn 18 or do I have to legally evict from my home?

Said child is a troubled youth to put nicely with a list of juvenile offenses and a domestic violence. He has a drug addiction and has stolen from myself as well as his brothers and causes much turmoil in the home. Some say I have to evict since he receives mail other's say no. I am trying to... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 23, 2021

If you don't follow the proper eviction process, then he could sue you for unlawful eviction, and the court might order you to pay him monetary damages. But the eviction process takes a few weeks, and the situation could become uncomfortable at home during that time. If he makes threats of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m 17 I’ll be 18 in four months my mom always cusses me out and says I need to be responsible for my siblings.

She’s always drunk and doing dope I don’t want to be around that’s anymore she takes off and leaves us at a hotel we’ve been homeless for about four months. I don’t want to be with her anymore she’s always in my face and pushes me she say she don’t care what happens to me she took my... Read more »

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Aug 20, 2021

First, that's a lot and this is probably really heavy on you.

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking for you and what you want to do. You have a bunch of different options, but they all come with different explanations and consequences.

If your goal is for you to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Dfcs is petitioning to remove my daughter's rights due to her substance abuse problem. Is there anything we can do?
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Aug 20, 2021

Absolutely. Find and retain an attorney who is experienced in handling cases involving DFCS.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My brother was on the run for year and he had a warrant they sent him to youth center he have court on 24 he is 20
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 20, 2021

He needs to ask for a public defender.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: My 14 just got arrested for having a stolen gun. He is in a juvenile center what are the statues

This is his first offense

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Aug 19, 2021

Minnesota Statutes Sec. 609.52, Subd. 3. "Sentence. Whoever commits theft may be sentenced as follows:

(1) to imprisonment for not more than 20 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $100,000, or both, if the property is a firearm, or the value of the property or services...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I move out of my toxic parents environment 3 months before turning 18?

The family willing to let me stay with them, would help me get my car back, get a job and help me with an apartment. And my biological family said I could leave.

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Aug 17, 2021

You could file a petition for emancipation with the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son is 14 and he’s always in trouble and he’s out of control what can I do?

He already has 2 charges and has two different CDWs I’ve tried to file a out of control order on him bc when the police get called that’s all they tell me to do but when I go to do it they say I can’t . He’s always Truant in school . I’m just lost on what my options are. CDW says he has... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 17, 2021

File a Beyond Control Petition.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: If my son on probation for aggravated assault with knife and got a new aggressive assault case will he get out
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 15, 2021

Not likely, but you may want to post in the criminal law section.

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