Is it worth my money (we are kinda poor, I'm disabled) to hire and pay for an attorney in lieu of using the free court appointed attorney? Asking because she's nice but not motivated at all, probably overworked. My caseworker has done ZERO since removing my kids. I thought I read Federal... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2021
Majority of court-appointed attorneys are very good. They often handle a lot of cases so they know what the judges find persuasive. Some may have large caseloads and may struggle to give each file as much attention as they otherwise would like. Sometimes you do get better results with hiring a... Read more »
answered on Dec 1, 2020
CPS generally has to offer reasonable efforts at reunification and to preserve the family. In some situations, there is a determination that no contact is in the children's best interests (this is relatively rare). If you children have been removed by CPS, you should hire an attorney or... Read more »
I signed legal temporary guardianship to my mother of my son. The state of Nebraska remove custody from me and placed it with the state even though there was a temporary guardianship in place with someone else after time? Is that legal?
answered on Oct 27, 2020
If the State has grounds to remove a child, the State generally gets a say in the placement of the child. This is true even if a parent signs a temporary delegation to someone else in the same time period. If there is an actual court order of guardianship, then this is different. Then generally... Read more »
I picked up a felony drug charge last August and were convicted in late February this year. I also note that the juvenile court case originated, in part, on drug use. I also see a warrant in 2020 to search electronic devices for pornography possibly related to my daughters. I will tell you that... Read more »
answered on Oct 19, 2020
You shouldn't post such specific info on a general posting board like this. You should take your question down and contact an attorney that practices in Scotts Bluff County regularly.
answered on Jul 22, 2020
It depends on the facts of the case and alternative service methods are sometimes allowed. The focus is generally on trying to give the parent actual notice of the case pending and if not that, at least constructive notice that an action has been filed.
I am 16 about to be 17 and I recently ran away from home and I have been keeping contact with my mom and she knows where I've been at but still doesn't want to take off my missing persons report, I have her consent and proof of it but she still tries to force me home.
answered on May 23, 2020
A parent can contact law enforcement when their child is a runaway. Often a child is still considered a runaway even if the parent knows where the child is but can't get the child back to the parent's home. A person who is harboring a runaway can have criminal charges brought against... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2020
Not sure what you mean by "blast." It is illegal to libel or slander another person. On the other hand, it isn't generally illegal for a person to tell facts of a current event (i.e. the news reports a person was picked up on suspicion of drunk driving). Thus, depending on what... Read more »
Nebraska juvenile 3a case. Children are without proper support through no fault of the parents and in a situation dangerous...risk of harm. My public defender has missed every single opportunity to challenge in this case. The risk of harm is a sibling who I removed a week before the petition was... Read more »
answered on Dec 18, 2019
Sometimes if you fire your public defender, then you either have to hire an attorney or proceed without counsel. You have a right to a public defender, but not to choose which public defender. If you plan to hire your own counsel, then the public defender would withdraw and your private attorney... Read more »
answered on Aug 8, 2019
What your best defense is depends on the facts of your case and what specifically you were charged with. Hire an attorney to assist you or request court-appointed counsel.
I got put on probation 6 months ago as a juvenile, and I just turned 16. One of the terms of probation was that I couldn't be around my boyfriend. I found out a couple months ago that I got pregnant a month into probation, and still haven't told my probation. I'm starting to show and... Read more »
answered on May 15, 2019
Admitting you violated the terms of your probation could result in a violation of your probation. It is possible that the terms of your probation would be amended if you are pregnant or if a child is born and the court granted both parents parenting time with their child.
I was 18 when I agreed to the terms of a contract with an internet and phone company in Nebraska. I incurred debt with them and wonder whether or not I am legally responsible for upholding the contract I signed at the age of 18.
answered on Nov 5, 2018
Striking a child can be assault and/or child abuse. One affirmative defense to such charge can be self-defense, no matter the striker's age. The Court could take into consideration the actor and victim's age when deciding whether a crime occurred and whether there is an affirmative... Read more »
I'm 18, graduated this year and live in Nebraksa. I have a friend who is 15. He called me last week and asked if I could pick him up from school because he was being sent home for the day and couldn't get a hold of his mom. So I did. After I picked him up he asked if he could come to my... Read more »
answered on Sep 12, 2018
This is something that a criminal defense attorney or public defender normally handles. The more proof you have to show that you believed he was being discharged from school, the easier it will be to defend this case. For example, did he send you a text saying is being sent home from school?... Read more »
terms, I've tried many times to contact her, she wont even respond. I dont know anything about what the state has disided, I'd like to know what happened with the legal rights of kids, I'd like to get it on paper what the court desided but not sure how to.
answered on Jul 5, 2018
If you know what county the action was in, you can likely found out the court case number and what the final order was.
answered on Jan 15, 2018
While you may be able to the first court date is generally an advisement hearing. Best to get a lawyer and have them file a motion to have the matter moved to juvenile court.
I have a friend who lives in omaha Ne and she plans to move out during the summer of graduation. She will be 17 (a couple months with in 18) or have turned 18 at the time of moving out. If she has a job, a place to live for free, is engaged to her boyfriend and has consent of her dad but not her... Read more »
No father involved,til get my life ,financis in order ,then get them back when I can properly take there responsibilities
answered on Aug 14, 2017
If you are the only parent on the birth certificate you can provide guardianship to your mother. If another parent is involved than they would have to sign off in theory. This would allow her to send the kids to school, medical needs, etc..
They have been living in her mother's home he can't find work and there is a job available in NC can she legally move out of state. Her mother is threatening to have the arrested if they do.
answered on Aug 14, 2017
If she leaves without her parents permission they she can be in trouble. The age to be an adult in NE is 19. So the answer is Son can go, but daughter has to be get permission or wait til she is old enough.
answered on May 4, 2017
It is not a conviction but what is called an adjudication. It does not remain on his criminal record once he turns an adult, which is 19 in the State of Nebraska. It can be used to aggravate any future involvement with the law until he becomes an adult.
My daughter is 15 has a long history of PTSD depression anxiety and panic attacks and also has went over the legal limit of missing school a few times which has put us in court well this year is highschool and her worst year for missing . At 40 days now which has put us now in truancy charge how do... Read more »
answered on Apr 26, 2017
To defend this you will be required show proof that the child be given some sort of medical proof of the PTSD, depression etc. This should be provided to the school to ensure they don't continue to bring you before the court. If that is not successful you should get a lawyer and provide them... Read more »
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