Fort Mitchell, AL asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Health Care Law for Alabama

Q: My niece has never been to school and she is now almost 16 years old , can her mother get in trouble ?

The two sisters are 8 and 11 and have never been to school either and their brother is almost 18 . She was saying she homeschooled the children yet never did so . The children do not know how to spell , know their left from right and can hardly even add or subtract . Yet alone don’t even have shoes or many clothes to wear that fit or to be out in public in . I’m am very concerned about their overall health and well being , they are very much so neglected . The mother suffers from trauma and anxiety and abuse from childhood and the father is in the military and he didn’t have a great childhood from what I’ve gathered either . I’m very worried for my family and I’m wanting to know can she get in trouble for this and how do I go about getting my nieces and nephew the support system , schooling and care that they do desperately need and deserve .?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: The county DHR can help. Best of luck.

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