Juvenile Law Questions & Answers

Q: My 12 year old wants to know if he can get his own lawyer and go to court and ask the judge to stop making him talk to

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on May 29, 2017

If there is enough evidence you can petition the court for sole custody and perhaps, limit the father's access. At 12, you are your son's legal advocate unless the Court finds it necessary to appoint an attorney for him; however, although he may be 12, he is still a minor and you are responsible. Best wishes.
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Q: Can my sixteen year old move out of my house in North Carolina

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Answered on May 29, 2017

Depends on what you mean by 'can'. They likely can do it just not legally unless they have been emancipated.
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Q: What if an adult knowing is hiding a teenager against the instructions of said minors parent?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on May 28, 2017

Almost certainly, yes. And, this can be a felony, depending on the circumstances.
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Q: My 17 - year old son is being targeted by the School Resource Officer. Can they question him without a parent present?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 27, 2017

It depends on the facts at play here. They can typically speak with students without parental permission each time, but if they're harassing him without cause, that's a different story. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. 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...
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Q: Where can I turn for real help with an out of control 12 year old when the police wont help?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Patents for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 27, 2017

Perhaps therapy is the answer. You and your husband may start with a therapist to learn how to deal with this. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. 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: What can I do if i feel im not getting heard by my concerns of safety and health with the placement of my children?

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

Not sure if you have a custody case or a case in which the Department of Human Services is involved. It should like a DHS case when the word "placement" is used. With a DHS case you should talk to your attorney. If a custody case, your remedy would be to file a motion with the court raising your safety concerns.
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Q: Will my brother go to jail if he hits me he is about to turn 18 and I was wondering. If I call the cops

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

You need to tell an adult what is happening. IF your parents won't listen, tell a teacher, or coach, an adult at church, or the parent of a friend. Yes, you can call the police and if they find you have been beaten they will likely take action now. There is no reason to wait until he is 18. You also need to know if you file a false report with the police and are simply trying to get him in trouble, you could get yourself in trouble as well. You can also call the Department of Children's...
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Q: I'm a 16 year old teen mom and my stepfather abuses me. How can I get out of this situation? I have custody rights over

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

If there is physical abuse by your stepfather or mother, then report that immediately - today - to local child services and talk to your local school counselor or a teacher. They will help you find agencies to assist you and other help.
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Q: Can my legal guardian press charges on my boyfriend if i consented to incourse

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 25, 2017

The age of consent is 16 for sexual relations, but he can still be charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and there may be other possible charges.
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Q: If you are 13 and rape someone that is 13 also can you be charged?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Answered on May 24, 2017

Absolutely, yes.
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Q: What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 24, 2017

You can get an attorney to advise you and accompany you to court. Use the Find a Lawyer tab.
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Q: I want to get a protection order against my son's father for the good of my son. Would I be able to do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 24, 2017

You can file for a protection order, but typically, actual or threatened violence is required. Make written notes of the times and dates of various incidents of him being mad or aggressive, and take those with you to court on the visitation he is requesting. Also take any witnesses wit you who can also tell the court about his bad behavior. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney who can help you do this properly.
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Q: My daughter is 18 and causing all kinds of trouble for me . Can I legally ask her to leave the house?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law, Landlord - Tenant and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on May 24, 2017

Yes, she's an adult; so you can ask her to leave.
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Q: 18 2 months I live with my father since my mother passed I want move with my aunt but he said I have to stay with him

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on May 24, 2017

When u r 18 u can live wherever u like.
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Q: If a 17 year old is being molested in her home and her mom doesn't do anything about it can the 17 year old move out?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on May 22, 2017

She should call the police and CPS to report these crimes. She will be placed in a foster home during the investigation and criminal prosecution, if any. Running away also stops the molestation, but it does nothing to bring a child molester to justice. Running away also raises the possibility that the police will be looking for you and that you will stop going to school, be declared truant, and not graduate. Better to discuss with a school counselor or a rape crisis center for your options.
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Q: I'm 15 same with my gf but her dad has legal custody of her and dont like me but the rest of the family approves

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Answered on May 22, 2017

Sex with a minor is illegal. The parents may prevent the relationship. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. 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,...
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Q: How can i get custody of 14 yr old son in juvenile hall and been in trouble since he been in his grandmas care?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Probate for California on
Answered on May 22, 2017

You can file for custody in court. A power of attorney does not grant custody rights. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. 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 &...
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Q: I am 18 and my parents dont want me with my boyfriend can they kick me out?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on May 22, 2017

You might indeed be evicted from the home via court proceedings. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. 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...
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Q: Im 17 years old, id like to know how to leave my father's house? Im basically an adult as it is because he's never home.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 22, 2017

Here is a link to more information about minors:

https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-255.aspx

Talk to a family member, school counselor, teacher, or other trusted adult about your situation.
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Q: I am 18 and have another year of high school. If I marry my GF do my parents still have to support me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 19, 2017

If you are 18, then you are considered an adult and can make your own decisions. If you marry, your parents' support obligations typically end, and they could evict you. Will you continue to have health insurance? This link provides more information: https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-255.aspx
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