We would need to know more about this case to provide you with information. Considering she is in foster care, is your niece legally allowed to take her anywhere, not just out of state? You should check with the foster care social worker on the logistics of this. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq....Read more »
My boyfriend is 19, and is out of jail on bond at this time. My mom hasn't liked my boyfriend for a while now, and about a month ago i tried to overdose and that didn't help the case because she blames him for it. After this incident she told him to stay away from me, but i refuse to stop... Read more »
You can't stop her. You are a minor and your boyfriend is committing a crime by dating you. You should remain in your home and listen to her advice. Talk to a counselor about your issues, but dating a 19 year old who has been to jail and is willing to date a child is not the best route for you.
I live in an abusive home. My guardian physically abuses my little brother, and mentally/emotionally abuses me. I only have pictures of what shes done to my little brother, who has ODD and autism. I have witnesses of what shes done to me, but that's it. I'm seventeen, my little brother is... Read more »
Your circumstances are unfortunate. Child abuse is a serious and emergency situation. The best and most immediate response is to contact local authorities/police or contact Child Protective Services (CPS). I understand your empathy towards your guardian, however intervention is needed before this...Read more »
Since you are 15 years old, it is important to know that in Georgia a child age 14 or older has the ability to request a change of custodial parent, and when the request is made, a custody re-evaluation typically happens. The judge will seriously consider your request, but will evaluate whether the...Read more »
Me and my husband took my 17 yr old brother in when his dad kicked him out. Since we have had him he is continually disrespectful to both of us and my pets, we have called the cops on him twice for putting hands on me, but never pressed charges. We were hoping for a scared straight kinda thing, and... Read more »
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.
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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 »
First, your friend’s situation is unfortunate. He or she can file for a protective order if they have been abused. Second, because your friend is 17, a minor, he or she is the legal responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. That same parent/legal guardian could report anyone for interference...Read more »
At the age of 17, you must comply with the rules of your parent and/or legal guardian. The law is certain, emancipation occurs under 3 conditions: you turn 18, you enlist in the military or you get married.
Our child has a UTMA with investments and cash in it. We have never taken money out of it. We didn't realize that we could use it for education, child betterment and school activities. We paid all of these expenses out of pocket for many years and are now in debt because of it.
Under the Georgia UTMA custodian may expend the minor's funds for the support, maintenance, education, and general use and benefit of the minor. However, it would be inappropriate to expend the fund to bail the minor's parents out of debt. The safest course of action would be to use...Read more »
I would believe it is not illegal to do so, due to the fact that the female over the age of legal consent in GA (16). The 17 year old turns 18 in 8 months( December 7th), and I would believe it to be okay since 17 is the age when Georgia technically can consider you an adult, because you can make... Read more »
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