Juvenile Law Questions & Answers

Q: Is my 14 year old allowed to see the doctor alone

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Yes, typically. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: I have been trying to contact my little sister's guardian, well this has been going on for 4 1/2 years now. What do I do

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

She can threaten you, but not much should come of it, particularly before you're 18.How old is your little sister? Are you in a position to take care of her? Please call me, and I will try to help. 918-373-4055.

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Q: My 15 year old daughter constantly disappears (will return,), steals money from us and I need to know what I can do

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

I recommend filing unruly charges against her in Juvenile Court and demand that the court give her substantial restrictions and consequences. Turn her in every time she steals from you. I would report any adult that is hiding her out to the authorities. Just be sure your hands are clean, and that she doesn't have a rationale behind her behaviors. I would also enlist the assistance of a licensed clinical psychologist, and forget about counselors.
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Q: Court ordered visitation not being met. 1yr only seen my kids 4 times what can i do? Attorney and case worker no reply??

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

You can file for custody rights, or you may need to file a motion for contempt. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: My brother is 18 and has 1 year of HS left. Can he move in with me without me obtaining guardianship?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Once a person is 18, they are an adult, and free to make their own decisions unless they are subject to a mental or physical limitation, has a guardian already, or needs to have a guardian. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to discuss more details to the situation.
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Q: how do I get emancipated in this scenario

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Emancipation is a serious step. Welfare may be an option. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: Someone sent my friend child pornography. Can we report this without her being charged for possession? Should we delete?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Innocent, unwanted receipt of such materials, based on the facts, may be a defense to the crime. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...
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Q: In the state of Colorado is it eligal to date a 17 year old if I am 22

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

There is nothing illegal in dating a minor. There are potential risks with having sex with a minor (i.e. statutory rape). However, in Colorado statutory rape ends at 17 years old. Note, consent to sex (or lack thereof) is not age related.
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Q: My child went on her summer visit with her family in NYC I have full custody with visitation of my permission they're

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

If you have custody, then no one else can keep your child from you against your will.
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Q: If I enroll in college before I turn 18 can my mother remove me from college for any reason

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Alaska on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

This may be a matter of policy at the particular college you pick. In general, until you turn 18 your parents have legal custody of you. This means they have decision making authority, and they are the ones who are supposed to sign admissions paperwork, etc. However, some organizations make exceptions. In many school districts, they have programs that allow runaway kids to register themselves. This is supposed to serve the goal of universal education. Your college may have a similar...
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Q: How can I get back on my daughters birth certificate and her have her birth name restored

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

No, I believe what she needs to do is to petition the court for a name change.
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Q: My son is turning 18 in a month. His girlfriend is 17. Can I legally protect him from her crazy mother once he is 18?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

The simple answer is NO
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Q: Emancipation questions?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

You found the law. Not even a prayer until 16.
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Q: My friend 12 year old son thought it was fun to drive a car. And backed up and hit 3 cars. Can he go to jail?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

His parents may be sued for damages. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law....
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Q: I just bought an iPhone 7 With MY own money. Is it illegally if my parents broke it?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

That sounds like conversion of personal property. Is child abuse an issue here? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: What all could happen if a 14 year old girl is caught sleeping and gets pregnant with a 25 year old man?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

There are so many legal issues involved in that question, it reminded me of taking the bar exam a few decades ago! I'll do my best to just give answers, and then provide a little narrative in what could be a game changer!

1) if they were caught, it would definitely be statutory rape at the very nminimum, however, due to the age difference, the minor being (14), another set of legal obstacles would be this would fall under a more serious offense, under CA Penal Code 288 et. al., which...
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Q: In Ohio, if I am a 17 year old HS graduate and now college attendee away from home, is there anyway to be a legal adult

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Until you are 18, they are your parents and have legal responsibilities for you. Here is more information:

https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-255.aspx
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Q: My car got stolen by a minor and the estimated cost of repair is 11-12k The DCFS had custody over him What can i do?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Jul 16, 2017

Parents are liable for the wilful misconduct of their children, so you could sue the child and the parent in Small Claims, but it seems unlikely that you will collect. You chose a $2.5k deductible. It saved you money on your premium, but it's going to cost you now.
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Q: My son who is 12 was interviewed while in the interview room the detective took my phone

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 16, 2017

Yes, the police can temporary remove items to prevent communication between suspects. Technically, consent is required (unless you were charged), but consent can be inferred by the act of surrendering the phone and/or continuing to talk.

The phone must be returned (undamaged) and you always have the option of closing-down the interview.
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Q: The lady i live with is in the process of getting legal custody of me. Will she have the right to keep me till age 21?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

No.

Assuming she is to be appointed as your guardian because you are a minor, and not because you are otherwise incapacitated, such guardianship would end on your 18th birthday (because at that time you will no longer be a minor).
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