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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my rights be terminated if I have completed my case plan. I am the child's mother
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 15, 2020

Your case has an entire history that led to DFCS involvement and a safety plan. You need to speak to an attorney that can review all of the documents, evidence and hear your story before giving advice about a case in progress.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777...
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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Can parents of a 21-22 year old male stop them from moving in with the parent of their 17 year old girlfriend?

I'm wanting to move in with my girlfriend's (who is 17 turning 18 in five months) mother, but my parents are saying that I have to have my parents permission to move out. I'm 21, will be 22 in a few weeks, and I don't have any mental, physical, or health disabilities. Me and my... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 13, 2020

You are an adult at 18 years old and do not need consent/permission beyond that.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can I be sued for negligence on behalf of my child?

My 10 year old son waa riding his bike on the sidewalk and accidentally bumped into a woman. The woman fell and scraped her elbow. My son got scared and left his bike and ran home. A few minutes later, I arrived at the scene and the woman's husband immediately began threatening to sue me. The... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Jul 13, 2020

In theory you can be sued. Anyone can sue anyone. If you are, send it to your insurance company. If you have no insurance, you will likely not be sued.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My friend posted pictures of is his ex gf in without her face in it and was supposed to have a court date for it.

Even though she was the one who sent the photos to him at the time and he was on the wrong for sending them out but they are both minors so what would be the penalty for them and for some reason he hasn’t gotten a call or anything from the policeman that was supposed to call him and it’s been 5... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jul 13, 2020

He needs to get a lawyer immediately because what you described is child pornography which would require him to register as a sex offender.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Arizona on
Q: .my parental rights just got terminated and now they're moving to the adoption process what can I do for my case
Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Jul 12, 2020

Likely not much. Since your rights have been terminated, you are no longer an interested party in the adoption proceeding. Am attorney would need a lot more information to evaluate whether anything can be done at this point. I can assure you that without extremely competent local counsel, you will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Can I sue my Guardian for threatening me at 14?Can I get a job at 14 if I was kicked out of my house?
Chris M. Bradford
Chris M. Bradford answered on Jul 12, 2020

To partially answer your question about the problem with your guardian, until you are age 18 it is likely the judge will keep your guardianship in place. However the guardianship judge has the power to change the guardian to another person, if the current guardian is not doing his or her job... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: i’m 15 about to turn 16 in october . i plan on running away with one of my friends that’s the same age .

we plan to change our hair and names and head for clarksville . we don’t plan to return . what would be the consequences if found ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 10, 2020

Returned to parents and possibly juvenile court.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: got charged for simple possession when I was 17 and now graduated and trying to go to school in a different state how

Can I get this over with? Or do charges get dropped when moved to different state?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 8, 2020

You need to complete the charge problem until it is dismissed or diverted. A conviction will hurt you forever. Talk to your lawyer or hire one that is competent. You will probably be drug tested.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: I am 17 I want to live in a stable home with my bf’s parents My abusive dad doesn’t agree am I allowed to leave?

They live out of state and both have very good jobs and a well taken care of family and they have room for me and have asked me to join them

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 7, 2020

Your boyfriend's parents need to contact an attorney to help you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is an unmarried minor automatically emancipated if she gets pregnant?

Not married, still living at home, 17 years old.

Johnny Quitman Rasberry
Johnny Quitman Rasberry answered on Jul 6, 2020

The simple answer is no.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: Should my son give a statement to investigator

So a month ago my 11 year old son exposed himself to a younger girl.we know it's not right CPS was called CPS closed out the case and he has been in therapy since then to try to figure out what happened it was completely unnormal for him to do this. However last week we got a call from an... Read more »

Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis answered on Jul 6, 2020

The investigator has threatened to take the case to the District Attorney if you do not bring your son in. It is quite likely that if you do bring your son in for an interview, the investigator will still take the case to the DA, only your son will have made the DA's case a lot easier. The... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How is my 13 year old expected to pay a citation ?

My 13 year old son was issued a citation for harrassment after hitting his mother in the arm with an outside trashcan, as self defense, after she repeatedly smacked him in the face up to 6-7 times, how is he expected to come up with $300, and can I fight it

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 5, 2020

First question, with cash, preferably obtained from his mother. Second question, no, but HE can fight it, and if you are a parent with custody , you have to be there to do so.

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it illegal to send pictures of penis while underage to someone also underage and they saved them w/out my permission?

The receiver saved the pictures without consent and then sent them to other people without my consent. Is the sender more at fault or the receiver?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 5, 2020

No one needs your permission to save the photos you send to them, what would make you think that they do? No one needs your permission to remember what you say to them, or to repeat it to someone else. What you put out on the internet or over texting on the phone is the same thing, and IT LASTS... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: I’m a16 year old mother, I have a job and another safe place to go at the moment I’m living with my dad

It’s not a good situation we don’t get a long and he doesn’t want to help me get to work so I can start supporting my family and getting my life together the place I can go to will help me can I just take my kid and go what are my rights

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Jul 4, 2020

You are a child and won't be able to freely decide (or at least as freely as any one in society can) the course of your life until you are 18 or emancipated. So assuming you want to limit your current options to your legal options (which is what someone with a family of their own ought to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: So basically vandalism accured egging and im only 17 but they may press chargers should i be worried?
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 3, 2020

Yes, anytime someone is pressing charges against you, you should be worried. It sounds like a juvenile court case, but you should hire local counsel to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: My 17 year old daughter has moved out and I want to give legal consent to the grandfather for where she is staying.

She is on probation and has been leaving the home to go to the home of where this grandfather is the adult. Her probation officer said it was fine for her to move in there. We have already called a family lawyer to find out we can’t file for emancipation, because she is three months from her 18th... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 3, 2020

You might want to get the probation officer to sign something.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Q: who is a good attorney who will fight a CPS/ DHS case in AR

I need an attorney who will fight for me against DHS I have the worst case workers possible. I have a good case and I have several recordings and proof is there anyone who will take dhs on? I have an ajudication heraring coming up. AT the probable cause hearing they gave me my children back but the... Read more »

John Butler
John Butler answered on Jul 1, 2020

I would be happy to set you up a free consultation with our attorney who specializes in DHS cases. Feel free to reach out through my profile or give us a call.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: I’m 18 Can I move out Of my parents house while on truency as long as I show up for my court date?

I’m a Findlay High School Student,and I have some questions about the diversion program. I just recently turned 18 years of age and was wondering what’s the law’s on me leaving home while still under this program and in school? I’m planning on moving across the United state’s too finish... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 1, 2020

Talk to a teacher or school counselor about your situation. They can advise you of what can happen.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Are their any laws that prevent a parent of an 18 year old from going to see their lover or friends

Also are there any laws that prevent a toxic, controlling parent from controlling an 18 year old’s life

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 29, 2020

I regret that I do not handle family law or juvenile law cases. Sorry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: Will I go to Jail for using my Parent’s credit card without permission?

I’m 16 and recently my parent’s bank account had a credit card fraud by a different person somewhere off state but they also discovered that I’ve made a couple microtransactions without their permission but after the call towards the bank I promised to pay them back. However the bank said... Read more »

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Jun 29, 2020

Try to focus your attention on time and the possible. Events in the past cannot be changed. But you can control your behavior in the present and the future. So don't overthink past mistakes that are too late to change. Instead, learn from past mistakes, and resolve to make better choices... Read more »

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