What is the real true reason that lawyers won’t take on Child Protective service cases? Every parent I’ve spoken with had nothing but grief with the court appointed lawyer. With mounds of evidence that CPS falsified manipulated coerced and lied just to remove new born baby at birth and... View More
Emancipation in Colorado is not something that easily fits in a checklist. It is based on several factors and ultimately the judge uses discretion to weigh all of those factors and make a decision. The bottom line is whether the child can demonstrate a full ability and active effort to currently...View More
The therapist is not required to enforce the law, and is entitled to rely on a representation made by a parent. Only one parent has to consent to therapy unless a parenting plan specifically states otherwise, which would be rare.
My daughter is going to be one year old next month. Her father and I already have a court order and it states that he’s supposed to get her every other weekend. However he hasn’t followed it since it was put in place and he even moved states. His parents ask to see her and I allow them to, I... View More
Court appointed atty for Child Protective Services is the 2 atty that displayed misconduct. The proof comes in the form of the attys text messages & emails along with the behavior in which they displayed and the verbal things that were said to the client
This may be a professional misconduct referral. There is not enough information here to discern whether this is a legal malpractice issue, or a breach of professional ethics. If this is an ethics issue, then you should make a complaint to the Office of Attorney Regulation COunsel. If this is an...View More
Client asked atty for casenotes atty said parent isn't entitled and immediately wanted to withdraw from clients case. Atty says they don't know what case notes are. In 15 months never met the attorney face to face and have proof that atty worked against client the entire time. 2 different... View More
The girl had been arguing with her father and did not want to go home. They arrived at my son's and I's house and were greeted by police. He was charged with harboring a minor. He had just turned 18 three months earlier. They knew each other from high school. The police messed up his name... View More
sorry your son is going through this. However, to assess the case and whether the plea offer is reasonable, it would be best to retain an attorney to look at the police reports and all the facts and do further investigation if necessary in order to better negotiate with the DA.
My ex husband kept my son from any contact with me for a year and a half. During which time he removed him from school telling him it was for his own good he is to stupid to be in public. He socially isolated him. Neglected to give medical treatment to him on numerous occasions. He and his wife... View More
You can ask for it if he has been convicted of a crime related to child abuse, however the court may grant supervised visitation instead if it determines that the supervised contact would be in the best interests of the child.
I’ve been physically and emotionally abused all my life. She’s hit me recently. My bestfriend of 5 year is offering me a home and her mother wants to help me. What can I do? I have money and I’m graduating hs early. Can I move out early?
The age of majority or when you are a legal adult in CO as other states is 18 years of age. Until that time, your parents are legally responsible for you. A child is required to stay in high school only until he or she is 17. After that the child does not need their parents' to quit....View More
The best course of action is therapy or counseling. There are certainly grounds for getting the police or the courts involved if the boy hit his mother intentionally, and certainly when the result was a broken nose. But criminal sanctions may possibly result in the boy being removed from the home...View More
I’m 15 years old I haven’t been going to school for a year now and I also haven’t been living with parents for a year.i have chosen to leave my home because of some Physical abuse and negligence I am currently not going to school because my parents didn’t want to enroll because of family... View More
If a person takes a provocative photo and posts online or sends it to multiple people how can they down the road decide to press charges on one of the recipients for sharing the photo? My sisters Son received a photo of his friend as did many others via social media. Months later he sent it to... View More
Example: My sister was on vacation. She was not home when police came to speak with her Son who was believed to have sent a friend an image of buttocks. She finds out over 4 months later her 13yr old child has a no bond warrant. This was the first anyone had heard of the image, the attempted... View More
Need way more information to understand your particular scenario, but when the police conduct an investigation they are not required to take statements from every witness or every person involved. They just need to reasonably believe a crime has taken place and have reasonable belief that a...View More
I have an open case with the department of social services here in alamosa co. They took my children from me on August 29th 2018. I'm still not sure exactly why my kids were taken from me. I have just recently found out that my nine year old son has been diagnosed with rheumatic fever.
I am sorry to hear about your situation. Social services should tell you why they took your children. You can contact them to find out. If they were concerned for the children's safety and removed them for that reason, unless they did not have a sufficient basis for the determination a lawsuit...View More
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