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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Q: How should she go about this?

My girlfriend is 17 will be 18 in march 2023 living in arkansas with her dad and is wanting to move out but her grandma has custody of her and her grandma lives in texas how should she handle this? Her dad and his mom say that me and her will get arrested if she leaves before she's 18 is that true?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Ex new partner has a felony against a child, what should I do?

Our son is 5 years old and is now sharing information with us (My husband and I) when he comes home from his fathers house. He is now telling us about “Brenda”.

Brenda would be the 4th woman my ex has brought around my son. I haven’t had any issues prior to the others as I always... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Q: If a middle school child was spit on by another student on the side of his/her face what is that considered as?

What if other kids were encouraging the behavior while standing around recording the incident and then posting it on social media? Is this considered harassment or bullying, or does it fall under some other category. Also what if the child has a 504 plan in place for a disability?

0 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, DUI / DWI and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: I live in Nebraska I have been charged with DUI cannabis I pled guilty I want to take my plea back! I’m 18 (juvenile)

is it worth taking my plea back I’m 18 I turn 19 in July I was not high but I did urinate positive for marijuana is it worth trying to beat the case? I really want to keep my license

0 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: I have custody through the court for a 14 year old boy and he wants to change his name, can I sign for him?

Not exactly sure what kind of custody I have but his mother gets supervised visitation (which she does not take) and pays child support. Dad gets no visits but is being sought after for child support. He will be 15 in December. I have had custody since April 2021.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Idaho on
Q: There is a sixteen year old that has been taking care of her two younger siblings, while living with her dad.

The state has taken them away from him. The mother is unable to take care of them. They don't want to go live with the paternal grandparents, who live in another state. Is there anything that she can do? She has grown up before her age and wants to raise her siblings herself.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I just got my case for dcfs reopened and I don't want my kids to go back to foster no court date yet

Can I send them to my sister in south Carolina if I get a letter of guardianship nortirise so they can't take them

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: In Lafayette Louisiana can a child custody case be held in a juvenile courtroom if their is no DCFS case open?

Child custody case has been going on since March. I have did everything to prove myself fit and I'm the mother who is fighting my sister whom has guardianship order. Guardianship was granted because i was never severed with a court date and it has been said that i just couldn't be located... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Virginia on
Q: Can a transgender minor get hormone therapy without parent consent if their life is threatened without it?

If a transgender sixteen-year-old has an official diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria from a mental health clinic, and their life is being potentially endangered by them not having access to hormone therapy due to transphobia in the family, are they able to in any way legally obtain hormone therapy... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: Im 13 years old. I stole an unlocked car with the keys inside and had marijuana in my possession. how would i be charged

My intentions with the car was to drive around, and eventually crash it in an attempt to commit suicide. I had a THC vape in my possession at the time as well. This took place in my hometown Lincoln, Nebraska.

0 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law for Indiana on
Q: Can i go to a friends house for a few hours at 17 without parents permission?

My step-dad is very verbally, emotionally, and mentally abusive and sometimes i just need to get away for a few hours. Every time i say i want to leave, he threatens to call the cops and report me as a runaway even though i state that i will be back. My friend is 19 and i am 17, turning 18 in 3... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I got charged with illegal possession and concealment of firearm and I'm 15,how do i get charges dropped

The gun had no bullets in the chamber it was in my waistline and I only brought it because some people were threatening my life nights before and told me they'd kill me at the street fair where I was found with the gun, I only brought it because I was going to defend myself if they tried to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Idaho on
Q: Is there a way I can get emancipated at 17 in idaho?

I’m in a very difficult spot to say the least and have not been doing good mentally, I’ve had to purchase my own food, clothes, and other belongings, I am not covered with medical insurance under my parents, and many other things, it would be a lot better for me and my mental well being to move... Read more »

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 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 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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