My grandmother got custody of me when I was 7 months and (I'm 16 now). I've lived with my mom for the past three years and she always tells me I'm not going anywhere and that I can't go back and live with my grandma. I don't like being with my mom. I always hide my feelings... Read more »
I’m not aware of a law that prohibits a divorced parent to move out of state. However most parenting plans contain a provision that requires parents to notify each other in advance when they are moving.
My DFCS case has been closed after almost 2.5 years. I enlisted in the army July 9th 9 days after my 17th birthday June 30, i am trying to leave home right when i grader Dec 18th 2020 legally and without any consequences due to my army contract !!
Can their father who has not legitimized either child take us back to court to modify the guardianship order because he misses his kids and demands we let him take them for overnight stays 4 hours away? Mind you he is a drug user and states he has been “sober” for 10 months of which we cannot... Read more »
You are within your rights to deny visitation that is not court ordered. He may take you back to court to try to get an order giving him visitation. I would advise that you contact us to schedule a consult so you can be prepared if this does happen.
I want to live with my dad because my mom's boyfriend verbally abuses me and i have witnesses and he does it front of our home camera whatv happens if i run away to my dad's house.He also brags about beating me to his friends on the game and calls me dumb a** ,stupid and sometimes retarded
From everything I researched the process can take 4-6 months, and I need to be out of their guardianship asap. I haven't been staying with them for the past 2 weeks, and I've been kicked out twice. I have lots of witnesses of physical abuse, and I can prove I'm mentally, financially,... Read more »
Call The Warden at the jail and file a complaint. That should make quick work of it. They may also be able to charge them with a policy violation or even new charges, depending on the dynamic. Thank you for protecting your child.
This 13-year old does not obey parents, threatens them and dog with knife, steals. Has already been to juvenile facility for breaking mother's nose. Is currently hospitalized but being released to mother today. Mother does not want to accept child but fear abandonment charge. Other... Read more »
It is best to contact the police, child’s probation officer and/or the juvenile court where the child’s cases have been handled. Generally, there are conditions of probation and from the sound of things, the child has committed additional offenses that would normally be considered violations....Read more »
The courts and cops seam to not do there job on keeping kids safe now adays, what I am to do. She is 16 years old and very responsible. She can't stay in that home.! She wants to be with me but the courts don't like me.
If you believe the child is in danger, you may contact Child Protective Services. Without legal intervention, you have no legal right to determine where the child lives; the child’s parent and/or legal guardian must consent.
Presumably there would be a conflict of interest if your uncle is the judge presiding over your present case. However, more information is needed before a determination can be made about him or any of the other judges. It is always best to consult with an attorney who can assess the specifics of...Read more »
I turn 18 February of 2021 and I have family issues and I wanted to move with my fathers God Daughter in Atlanta my mom didnt have a problem at first until I bring it up again than she said she would call the police on me if I was to leave
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 »
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