Pleasantville, IA asked in Personal Injury and Child Custody for Missouri

Q: My sister is 16, and my mom attacked her hitting her in the face with her phone and my sister pushed her into the tv.

My mom then got on top of my sister and hit her again so my sister hit her back. Now my mom is threatening to send her to Juvy. Can she?? And since I’m 18, can I get custody if my mom is taking narcotics??

1 Lawyer Answer

Lydia Seifner

  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: If your mom tried to report it, it sounds more likely that your sister would be placed into a foster home instead of detention. If you are over 18, then you could be considered a placement option for your sister, so long as you can support yourself and her. Report the event to social services ASAP.

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