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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 years old, I’m 3 months from being 18. Am I allowed to move out without parents consent.

No additional information.

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Dec 5, 2020

No, you are still considered a minor by law. You can jump out into the world and all of its accompanying responsibilities as an adult once you are 18. Until then, you could consult with a family law attorney to discuss emancipation, but that process would likely take you through your 18th... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 years old. I’m 3 months from being 18. Can I leave my house and move out without parental consent?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 4, 2020

You can move out without parental consent in 3 months. In the mean time, try to graduate from high school so you can get a job that pays more than minimum wage.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: I'm 17 and I want to move out of my dad's and live with my Aunt. Can I do that without his consent?

Would my Aunt get into trouble? could he make me go home even if he knew I was safe?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 3, 2020

You cannot do that without his consent.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: What is the easiest way for a 15 yo to get emancipated

Abusive stepdad,can not pay, mom says she is going to take him back after his classes. That can not stand.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 1, 2020

google a family law attorney in your area.

maybe someone would take you on pro bono without payment.

type up a summary of all the facts so you will have them ready for the lawyer.........all your info and same on mom and stepdad. much more info is needed and the lawyer is more...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: Can cps keep my kids away from me? I haven't seen my kids in 4 weeks since they took them!
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler 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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Im 15 and I want to be emancipated, how would I go about that ?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 30, 2020

Ohio does not allow such voluntary emancipation. Here is more information:

https://www.ohiobar.org/public-resources/commonly-asked-law-questions-results/family-relations/circumstances-say-whether-minors-are-emancipated/

If there are problems at home, talk to a family member,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: I am raising my 20 month old cousin, his mother left him when she turned 18 ,she moved back in with her mother whom lost

Her children I am raising them as well. Now the mother of the 20month old wants to terminate our temporary guardianship. We havent heard from the baby's mother in over 8 months we go to court in January what chances done have keeping him

Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway answered on Nov 30, 2020

Typically a temporary guardianship can be revocable at anytime by a biological parent. If you would like to retain custody, you should speak with a lawyer to discuss other options available to you in Juvenile or Superior court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: im 16 in louisiana my mom is emotionally and verbally abusive what wil happen if i run away?

she says things like she wish i was never born accuses me of being with older men and right now she is trying to send me to a mental hospital so they can give me medicine and so i can be out the house, i wanna run away to my grandmas house we already have a case against her

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 28, 2020

Your Grandmother can hire a lawyer and file for custody. If you run away, you can be picked up and put in Florida Parishes.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: I am 17 yrs old & I want to move out. I live in Thomasville NC. Can I leave without parental permission?

I am 17 and I’m tired of my living situation. I have previous work history and I have experience with paying bills. I pay my phone bill every month and 1/3 of our rent. I have my own car as well. I also buy my own clothes, hygiene needs, and food. Basically what I’m saying is I know how to take... Read more »

Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Nov 25, 2020

Highly unlikely that your aunt would get in trouble if you went to stay with her. What would potentially happen is that law enforcement personal could come to her house and direct you to return to your Mom's residence. As long as you did so, it is hard to imagine any sort of negative... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter is 17 and Moved out

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 23, 2020

The Sheriff will not make a 17 year old go home.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Q: A 19 year old guy out of state is messaging my minor daughter for nudes, can I press charges?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 22, 2020

Tes if your daughter is under 17. Additionally, you need to talk to your daughter about something called revenge porn

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: Can I be charged of rape if I come with my girlfriend to the U.S. on vacation? I’m 18 and she’s 15, we live in Brazil.

The legal consent age is different over these, so I’m wondering if I could be in trouble while being in u.s. territory.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 21, 2020

Certainly, if you have sex with her when you're here; you can be charged under the laws of whichever U.S. state you are in.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: why are juvenile aftercare programs important
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 20, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could answer best but your question remains open for two weeks. One reason is to help prepare for discharge from the Department of Corrections. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Indiana on
Q: What laws are broken in the theft of a communication device creating a safety risk?

I live in Indiana, the device was taken from a minor and is used to ensure safety by making sure she can remain in contact with a parent when playing with a group of friends a short distance from home at a playground, about half a block away from home. A teenager has been taking it from her to... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 19, 2020

Have you called the police about this?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law on
Q: How much time does a parent have to appeal a parental rights termination ruling? I was/am involved in a D & N case in ad

I had my parental rights terminated on 08/05/2020 . I feel like i got manipulated and played due to my diminished mental capacity.

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Nov 18, 2020

Usually, a party has 30 days to appeal a final judgment of any trial court. Since your trial court ruling was on August 5, I would think that your appeal period has passed. BUT check your local appellate rules!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: If my grandmother has custody of me and my mom won't let me go back to her what should I do?

My grandmother got custody of me when I was 7 months and (I'm 16 now). I've lived with my mom for the past three years and she always tells me I'm not going anywhere and that I can't go back and live with my grandma. I don't like being with my mom. I always hide my feelings... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 18, 2020

If your grandmother has full legal custody of you then she can take action to have you go live with her. Have her consult with an attorney or call the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Q: My friends 14yr old son punched her in the face and broke her nose. He also hits his brother and has fits of rage.

She had made several reports and no help, the police claim they can't step in. What can she do.

Sean Maye
Sean Maye answered on Nov 16, 2020

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: If the person doesn't want to press charges on me can i still go to jail?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 15, 2020

Depends on who filed the charges, if filed by the police it generally doesn't matter what the victim wants.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: I committed a felony for the first time ever, I have no criminal record at all. It was a third degree, and I'm a minor

I am 16

What may be the outcome? If I am charged.

The company said if I pay back the money that will be the end. It was a civil demand letter to be exact. They said they will not press charges or get the cops involved but I just want to know what can happen.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 15, 2020

If they keep their word and don't file charges nothing will happen to you.

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