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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Legal Malpractice and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Can a lawyer submit legal doc.s in 1 county superior court but label them under a different county superior court

example a lawyer representing a client in Riverside county and case being heard from Riverside county courts submit in documents that get accepted by Riverside county courts clerks office than files legal documents even though the acting lawyer has labeled this documents Los Angeles superior courts... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Nov 16, 2022

This error could be malpractice if harm was caused.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: My attorney said that I do not have to go to court but I was subpoenaed from juvenile court because they are going to

Terminate my rights as a father and the mother has already had him taken away and Im doing this for the best interest of my child we have a trail date but my attorney says I do not have to go that he will go in my place is this true

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Nov 9, 2022

You need to consult with your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: When I turn 18, do the things that are “mine” become my property even if I didn’t buy them?

Most of the things were gifted to me and some were purchased myself. The things I want to take are used by me alone and probably so. Can I legally take them when I leave home. And what about my car if it is under my dads name but I’m the only one now that drives it?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Nov 7, 2022

A vehicle belongs to the person named on the vehicle title. That owner would have to agree to change the title, or could demand the return of the vehicle. Gifts are gifts, and belong to the recipient. Although if ownership is disputed, there could be a lawsuit, and a judge would have to decide... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Judge who signed order was my attorney for a different case and knew the both parties involved. Conflict? Invalid order?

My daughter’s grandmother filed for custody and was granted temporary relief many of reasons given in petition were false. The judge who signed the Show For Cause granting the temporary reliefs, including custody of my daughter, was previously my attorney as a district attorney who represented me... Read more »

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on Nov 5, 2022

There are many convoluted questions here on Justia that give answering attorneys pause, and this is certainly one of them. The call of the question is whether the judge's order is ineffective given the facts of the question. Let's unpack the facts.

The asker's mother lied on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Education Law and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: Is it illegal to put sawdust in someones drink ?

Actually Cheetos and sawdust.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 31, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Yes, it's illegal virtually anywhere in the U.S. as well as being actionable under civil law. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: An employee took a video of a child at a private tennis court and posted on social media and it went viral. Legal?

The child is 9. The employee was taking videos of the court for marketing purposes. This video was not used on the company account but was posted on a personal Instagram account that is used for personal gain. The post encourages violence but does not violate the community guidelines of... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Oct 27, 2022

This question is posted in the employment law section of this site. This is not an employment law question. It is, instead, an intellectual property/usurpation of name and likeness claim. The parents need to find an attorney who works in that field.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Arizona on
Q: My significant other of 9 yrs. Daughter is claiming that my dad who has been deceased and I have sexually assaulted her.

I have a child of 7 with my partner. I have not been contacted by any officials for 11 days now. They have not as much as called me.

Steven Scharboneau
Steven Scharboneau
answered on Oct 27, 2022

These types of allegations are very serious and can have life altering consequences. If you are being accused of this, I highly recommend reaching out to an Arizona criminal defense attorney to discuss your options right away. Most of us on here (myself included) will discuss your case with you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Daughter turned 18 sept 30th ran away has missed school every day except 3 days school is kicking her out police won't

Help me with her because she's "18" she's not taking any of her depression meds birth control or anything she's doing drugs and drinking every day with this boyfriend 16 yes old police won't help me school is pressuring me I've told them she ran away but they said... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Oct 25, 2022

At 18, she is considered an independent adult, and she can make her own decisions free from parental control. You could file with the probate court to obtain guardianship of her -- if there is a doctor diagnosis that she might be a danger to herself or for other medical or psychological reasons.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son has been searched at school 4 times. Security guard came in the bathroom stall because there was weird smell.

They conducted a pat down and made him remove his shoes. There were other kids in the bathroom, however, they were told to leave. No drugs have ever been found on my son. Can a school repeatedly search the same child If no evidence of wrong doing has been found?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 19, 2022

No. You may need to consider suing for harassment.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Maryland on
Q: If Im being blackmailed for falsely soliciting a minor, does their information hold up in court?

I sent a small amount of money to this person for explicit content. They claimed in their bio that they were 18. I am now being blackmailed. I am 18/19. No pictures or videos were exchanged.

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 18, 2022

This sounds like a scam. Do not send any money. Block them from your phone and do not respond to texts and e-mails. There have numerous reports of this scam.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I am the boyfriend of a parent and her son is being questioned, fingerprinted,etc. Why can I not go back with them?

Even though my girlfriend (the mother) wanted me to, the cop said parents only. Is this true?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Oct 11, 2022

As you have learned , that is exactly right. As a boyfriend you are legally not a family member and have no legitimate authority to request any accommodation with respect of another person’s child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I lived temporarily in New Orleans for 4 months with my minor child and her home state is NY, can I get case transferee?

I was served by her father who is a New Orleans domicile seeking joint custody and to establish paternity also he is not on the birth certificate. I moved my daughter her temporarily (4 months) and her home state is in New York (10 months). Can I have the case transferred or dismissed even though... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Oct 10, 2022

You really need to speak with a Louisiana attorney who handles custody matters. There's a lot of additional information the lawyer would need to know to answer the question, such as where the child was born and when the petition was filed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Ok I have a question I have a child that is being lied on I have evidence of the lies being lies. Now the court is

Bringing up something over a year ago that he had done but I made him give it back to the man of the store and nothing else was said what do I do or what's going to happen they are that he is an alleged delinquent.

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Oct 6, 2022

Best advice is to not share specific facts on this public forum. Next I would call or consult a criminal defense attorney who handles juvenile cases to discuss your fact pattern in order to get an idea what you’re facing and what a likely outcome will be based on all of the circumstances. Best of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: My son been locked up on this charge violation of a protective order. Bond 25,000 what to do?

First time ever going through this situation. I need an Louisiana Lawyer

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 6, 2022

Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for either a criminal defense lawyer and/or possibly a family law lawyer (depending on the circumstances of the protective order) in the area where your son is located. Call a few lawyers and then hire the one with whom you are most comfortable. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Can a father legally keep me, an unrelated adult, from communicating with his kids, even if there is no bad intentions?

A father of 2 boys that Ive known for almost 4 years in person asked me to cease communication with them for no reason in January. I didn't listen and continued communication, until 2 weeks ago when he said he found out about our communication, and harshly told me to cut contacr and "seem... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Oct 5, 2022

If you are not in any way related to these children, and sometimes even if you are related, a parent absolutely has the right to prevent you from communicating with their children. Absent certain circumstances, a PARENT of a child(ren) has a more superior right to their child(ren) than ANYONE else.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for Arizona on
Q: Is drug addiction considered a disability and can parents rights be terminated based on drug use?

Rehabilitation efforts were unsuccessful at times but rights were terminated while parent was still engaged in services

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Sep 29, 2022

I have never heard of drug addiction being described as a disability. The ADA does not contain a list of disabilities, but rather defines disabilities as follows: "A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my 12 year old kid walk on the sidewalk alone? About 2 miles is the farthest
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Sep 26, 2022

This stuff has become super subjective. I’ve seen folks charged with child endangerment in some really questionable circumstances.

An officer encountering the child is likely to take a bunch of stuff into consideration. What’s the neighborhood like? And I’m not just talking about...
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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: How can we take away parental rights from someone in prison for attempted murder? Never married.

The father has been in prison since the child was 10 months old. Child is now 5. We don't not want him around child when he is released from prison. They were never married and he has not been a part of her life since she was a month old. He is a very dangerous person. How can we legally make... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Sep 26, 2022

If he never went to court to establish parental rights, he doesn't have any. If you want to be sure, or preempt his attempt to establish such rights, you file a private custody action in juvenile court seeking to terminate his rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: parental rights were terminated lost appeal in California false allegations can provide proof what can I do

Is there anything I could file to provide arguments

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 25, 2022

Speak with a local appellate attorney to see if you've exhausted you appellate rights. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Municipal Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Do I need a consent form from a stranger to show them in a monetized YouTube video?

I'm planning on making YouTube videos in which I record conversations with people in public places (with a cashier, waiter, person at the park, etc.) and then use that clip to help teach people English by explaining the meaning of what I and the stranger said. My YouTube channel is... Read more »

J. Tanner James
J. Tanner James
answered on Sep 20, 2022

A signed release is always your best option. Depending on your location, you could be dealing with privacy laws AND publicity laws, and a failure to obtain a signed release could expose you to serious civil liability. Given the purported nature of your videos, I would imagine participants would... Read more »

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