No, he will have to be emancipated or have his parents' permission to live with you. If you believe his parents are unwilling or unable to care for him, you can seek a temporary guardianship over him, but that will have to be done in Colorado.
I am 17 years old and I don’t want to stay at home anymore. It’s not a healthy environment. I did research and I found that in some states you can’t be forced to come back home at 17 if you runaway. I’m also aware that I’m not the age of majority. I just can’t wait until 18. It’s a... Read more »
Until you are 18, then you will be considered a runaway if you try to leave home; your mother can call the police and have you placed in juvenile detention. You will have to have your friend seek guardianship and quickly if you want to move out.
Once the juvenile court gets involved, the juvenile court has custody of a child regardless of your guardianship status. You will need to attend the court hearings and FST meetings to be granted custody and have the action dismissed by the juvenile court. Talk to an attorney who practices in the...Read more »
My son had a bruise/redness/scratch by left eye. He also slapped the right side of his face leaving handprint and bloodied his lip. The police officer didn't believe my son, even though I told them the incident had been recorded. No pics taken by officer, I took some inside the police... Read more »
If the officer did not call social services, then you should. Also contact an attorney local to you ASAP about seeking a child protection order for your son and possibly to modify you custody order so you son is not living with your ex.
If the court has given residential custody to your mother, then you must abide by the parenting plan should she decide to enforce it. Talk to your dad and an attorney local to you about your dad seeking a Motion to Modify to have residential custody switched to your father.
My child's mother turned him trying to deflect attention from her daughter who got in trouble at school for touching a boy's private area. She claimed that my son touched her over a year ago but he has been living with me for almost 2 years now the courts will not release him to my... Read more »
The detention facility can hold a juvenile for 24 hours without a court order. With a court order, they can hold the juvenile until they are 21 or they become in compliance with the order. It sounds as though their are conditions already attached to his release, so I assume a court order is in...Read more »
My mother was drunk when she got pregnant with me. My mom had been sleeping with a few guys at the time. We have had a paternity test on all of them except one. This one happens to be my Aunt Heather's (my mom's sister) ex husband, and my cousins father. We look almost Identical
Unless you're emancipated by a court, only your mother or legal guardian can file a petition to determine paternity on your behalf. Ultimately, an attorney will probably not work with you directly because you're not old enough to hire an attorney on your own.
There are no rights...she is still a minor. If she leaves and parents don't know where she is, parents can call the police to make a runaway report an any law enforcement officer that comes across her would have to take her into custody and take her back home.
I am a trans guy transitioning from male to female. Recently I came out to my mum who says she'll never accept me. Is that technically disowning and if so, is it legal to leave the house after being disowned?
Disowning a child and abandoning a child are legally different. If she stops providing you food or kicks you out of your home, etc., then you need to call local child protection services or the police. You can even tell a teacher or someone else your close with that you need help. Talk with your...Read more »
If been in and out of facilities and residentails for teens since I first came into states custody which was when I was 14. I am currently a run away, I have a history of running away. I live in Missouri and am 18 in less than 6 months. Is there any chance I can get emancipated!?
The short answer is no. Emancipation is for anyone under the age of 18 who is able to hold a job, stay out of trouble, has no one else able to support them, and needs the status in order to secure a residence. You don't meet any of those since the state has custody of you, you are in trouble...Read more »
Depends on the age, whether the person is an emancipated minor. Bigger issue is how to handle it on a relational/person to person level. I'm assuming the guardian is appointed or a stepparent. Starting a war over information means you can win the war but the battlefield is a mess. I suggest...Read more »
My 10 yr old was with my mom at a auto parts store. An adult male employee gave her a small piece of paper with his facebook and whispered add me and throw this away. We have filled a police report and contacted the store and corporate. The district manager thinks it is a misunderstanding. How do... Read more »
If this is important enough to you, which it should be, you will go see a local attorney about it to get the specifically tailored legal advice that you might need. When you do that, the attorney will be able to have a full discussion with you and will look for any possible causes of action that...Read more »
One would think that it should decrease every time one of the children reaches the age of majority, right? But possibly not; it depends upon the terms of the custody order and the specific law in Missouri.
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