The Colorado marriage would only be valid if one or both parties of married couple were Colorado residents (permanently reside in Colorado for at least 91 days). If the residency requirement can be met in CO, the CO marriage can be transferred to NE (even though legal majority in NE is 19). An...Read more »
Im 18 years old and a freshman in college. I have a part time job. I currently do not live with my parent, they live in a different state. My mother was abusive to me when I was younger, but will try to continue verbal abuse over the phone. My father never stopped it or tried to stand up for me or... Read more »
A child becomes an adult at age 18. From a family law standpoint, the parent is no longer legally obligated to let them stay in their home. If you all live in the same home, that will be an issue for you and the father to work out. In a technical, legal sense, the father might have to go...Read more »
The case will be filed in Juvenile Court - and most likely - if the injuries were not serious - the juvenile will be offered a diversion program which is a kind of probation that ends with a dismissal of the case following anger management classes etc.
As far as statutory rape goes, you are correct that at 17 inability to consent (due to age) is waived. With the 2 year age gap, there would also be additional safe harbor provisions related to statutory rape in Colorado.
Statutory rape is not the only issue. Parents have been known to...Read more »
This young girl I house and provide for, both parents are unstable and abusive in a few ways. She just wants to be emancipated asap to protect herself and baby and she wants to stay here where she is. I am enrolling her in school, she makes a little money helping every now and then. Parents are... Read more »
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.
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...Read more »
A child must be at least 10 years old at the time the crime(s) were committed for Juvenile Court to have jurisdiction (power) over the minor. For children under 10, there are other potential claims (most not criminal) that can be raised against the child and/or the caregivers.
My grandchild has been staying with another family member because neither of her parents are properly providing for her due to drug and alcohol issue and I am concerned for her safety in the event that she may be released back into the unstable situation.
If Social Services is involved, contact the managing social work or the GAL.
If this is a private motion (without state involvement), you will need to hire a lawyer to handle the case in Colorado. Two of the biggest reasons why this is not a matter that can be handled pro se (w/o an...Read more »
children during pool hours. I told them no, and that I would have to talk to our board of directors about a final decision. I'm assuming since we are a public entity that the establishment clause would prevent them from doing this legally. Any suggestions you could give me would be very helpful.
Private property, even if wholly funding by the government, can lawfully restrict use/actions of any "visitor" with or withhold cause for any reason. Note this is very broad (hence why some court clubs in the south still lawfully restrict African-Americans and other groups from use and membership)....Read more »
I feel the children are being declined of medical care. One daughter has had ingrown toe since Nov. As well my other daughter is year over due of shots. As well they arrive at visitation late tired and dirty.
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...Read more »
My wife has meet her parents I plan to very soon. Can we protect my son? Already explained having sex and her parents could file charges.... correct? Very very nervous about this but don't want to make him end it..and who says they would....
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