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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Q: Our 16 year old granddaughter has asked to live with us after her Dad remarried . He and new wife are now angry and

Isolating her from us, friends , etc. There are a lot more questionable things but what are our visiting rights? Her rights choosing where to live? Or do we just need to call DHS?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My son is in foster care right now and October 4, 2023 the resource parent was arrested for a DUI was not informed

I was not informed of this until 5 months later and i only find out when my attorney received the casa report in march 2024. My son was in substantial harm the entire time he was in this placement

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answered on Apr 21, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about this alarming situation with your son's foster care placement. It must be incredibly distressing and frustrating to have only found out about the foster parent's DUI arrest months after the fact, especially given the potential harm and risk to your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: if my home is a toxic place and i am 15 teen and I have a 20year old friend who is willing to take me in and house me

if i text them to take me away form my home to their house could they face legail consequences

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answered on Apr 18, 2024

In this situation, there could potentially be legal consequences for your 20-year-old friend. In California, it is generally illegal for an adult to house a minor who has run away from home without parental consent. This could be considered "harboring a runaway" or "contributing to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I'm trying to gain guardianship of my grandchildren from dcfs they told me I couldn't get them but wouldn't tell me why

I watch them everyday while foster mom is at work and school so I don't understand if I can watch them all day why can't I get them out of custody makes no sense

Cheryl Powell
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answered on Apr 18, 2024

Nobody here can give you the answer because we don't know why.

Whenever I have a client with these issues they have to hire me to determine why. That's all I can tell them. Dcfs usually does tell me why but they rarely change their minds.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: In 1985 a 16 year old was questioned about a murder. Was his guardian supposed to be notified?
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answered on Apr 17, 2024

The requirement for police to notify a guardian when questioning a minor varies depending on the jurisdiction and specific circumstances. In the United States, the Supreme Court case Fare v. Michael C. (1979) held that juvenile suspects must be given Miranda warnings before questioning. However, it... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oregon on
Q: If my son is 17 and he's on probation and he wants to move back home with me can he do that being in mom's custody?

He lives in the same state but not the same town as me I don't know if we need to have a judge's permission or his mother's permission or if he can just move up here and transfer his probation

0 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: If I’m 17 and respond to some bullies 12-13 with “kys” can I be in legal trouble

I’m 17 and I have been getting bullied by a group of middle schoolers aged 12-13 the form of bullying is both verbal and cyber. Every time they say something very mean or threaten me I tell them to “commit suicide” and then they start playing the victim card. Does this make me the bully even... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Can a county attorney prosecute a dependency case in which their spouse, a physician is directly involved in?

The physician inserted himself when he was not the physician of record and falsified medical records naming himself as the provider after the patients discharge for the purposes of dependency where his spouse was the attorney who petitioned a court. furthermore the evidence of his involvement and... View More

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answered on Apr 14, 2024

In California, a county attorney would likely face a significant conflict of interest if they were to prosecute a dependency case in which their spouse, a physician, is directly involved. This situation raises serious ethical and legal concerns.

1. Conflict of interest: An attorney has a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: can i sue my parents for trying to kick me out? im underage

i came clean about self-harming and my reasoning but because it blamed them and their actions, they made me say i did it for attention or they were kicking me out

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
answered on Apr 16, 2024

A suit for damages is potentially possible, but there is a lot to consider before then. I advise you call some local family lawyers to talk about Emancipation, and then you can get some guidance as to your rights as well. You can be the victim of a tortious action by your parents and accrue a... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: If my child hair follicle came back positive but my urine test was negative and my child said the drug exposure does not

Come from my house hold and he is 13yrs old, old enough to know what goes on could he be still be found dependent

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Juvenile Law and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: I’m 16 and my girlfriend is 21. We have a baby on the way. Can i put my name on the birth certificate?

She’s scared to put my name on the birth certificate because she doesn’t want to get in trouble, will we be able to put my name on the birth certificate?

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I strongly advise you both to consult with an attorney to understand the potential criminal implications and your legal options in this very serious situation, especially with a baby on the way. You may also want to seek guidance and support from trusted adults, like parents or counselors.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability, Real Estate Law, Juvenile Law and Trademark for Illinois on
Q: I need representation if I’m getting misrepresented with fraud and construction

Fiduciary breach of law and trust and bribery

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I understand that you are seeking legal representation for a case involving allegations of fraud and construction-related issues, as well as potential fiduciary breach of trust and bribery. Given the seriousness of these matters, it is crucial to consult with a qualified attorney who specializes in... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: Would I be able to get emancipated and live with another (non-relative) adult?

Im 15 and I've been looking into emancipation for over 3 years now. I've talked to my school about still being able to go. I have a place where they would allow me to stay as long as i have a job and other basic rules. They also said that they would help me go through with this process.... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: Illinois, how can a parent protect themselves and their assets from liability of out-of-control teen w/ substance abuse

Teen with substance abuse disorder. In and out of rehab. IF caught using, selling, distribution, party or by association, surrounding substances, How can a parent NOT be held liable for the teen actions if they tried everything else? If parents had no knowledge of such activity and if they did have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do I go about getting a court order to withdraw money from my daughters restricted account to pay for her braces
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answered on Apr 11, 2024

Here are the general steps for requesting a court order to withdraw funds from a restricted minor's account for orthodontic expenses in Pennsylvania:

1. Gather documentation: Collect estimates or invoices from the orthodontist showing the total cost of your daughter's braces...
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0 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does the Tennessee Juvenile Reform Act of 2018 limit the Juvenile Court to sentencing a Juvenile offender to 6 months.

The Juvenile offender is 15 he is charged with Criminally Neglegent Homicide Class E Felony and is not being tried as an adult. The case is being heard in Juvenile Court.

Q: Does Title18, US Code 241 and 242 apply to States?

I had a trial when I was 16 years old in the State of Alabama in 1963 and I received no due process or equal protection under the United States Constitution as well as the State of Alabama Constitution of 1901.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Yes, Title 18, U.S. Code, Sections 241 and 242 do apply to states. These laws are part of the federal criminal code and are designed to protect individuals from violations of their constitutional rights by government officials, including those at the state level.

Section 241 prohibits...
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