My boys were wrongfully removed... We got evicted and they were removed 2 months later! In November it will be a year this case open and we have tried to fight them and show them the proof that placement is lying and abusing our children! My babies want to come home.. my husband has done... View More
Most pro bono legal services are provided through local legal aid clinics. These clinics have the training and resources to screen potential clients for indigency and to complete the necessary paperwork for those clients to proceed in court in forms pauperis. Many legal aid clinics handle cases...View More
If you suspect that your son has experienced abuse or inappropriate conduct while in foster care, it's crucial to act swiftly and decisively. Begin by reporting the incident to the appropriate authorities, such as your local law enforcement agency or the Iowa Department of Human Services...View More
In the United States law, the term "Age of Consent" describes the age at which an individual, male or female, is considered legally of age to consent to participation in sexual activity. This means that individuals less than...View More
IMO you should forget trying to find out if you can "discuss sexual topics with a minor." Why? Because you are treading into a very dangerous area where most intelligent adults on this side of prison bars do not intentionally go.
I dropped out of school to work three to two jobs when my mom got sick. Back to a good full time job with $350 a week. Her boyfriend molested me and there wasn't enough evidence to arrest him so he moved back in and I moved out with my grandma. But she is just like my mom. My friends family... View More
You'd better stick with Grandma until you are 18. You may not like Grandma, but so long as her house is safe, secure, warm, you have bed and there is food on the table - do your chores, go to work and re-enroll in school. Dropping out of school is never a wise decision. You have your entire...View More
Cop brought my kid home said he was honest so he's not taking him to J.D. N citeing him for simple assault cause kid had bump above his eye. . 20 min later cop came back n said he made mistake n has to take him to station and charge him with serious assault. With him being athletic and... View More
The case will likely be referred to juvenile court services. Juvenile court services has a number of options to keep him out of court or they can refer him to court for prosecution. You need to hire a lawyer and go over all the various possibilities and prepare yourself for the Juvenile Court...View More
This is a good question which does not necessarily lend itself to an easy answer. I would make the legal argument that he did not enter and therefore could not have committed a burglary. However, if his body crossed the plane of the door while breaking it, a Court may deem that sufficient for...View More
The answer to your specific question is yes, she can move in with you. The underlying question might be can the two of you engage in sexual activity, legally? The answer is also yes. Iowa Code Section 709.4 (sexual abuse) does not make it a crime for persons of your age to engage in sexual...View More
There are two issues here: (1) who owns the money, and (2) how do you get it. The money belongs to the child who is now an adult. "Under terms of a state's Uniform Gift to Minors Act or Uniform Transfer to Minors Act, a custodian controls these accounts while the child is a minor. But...View More
They can, but should they, probably not. Of course children seldom tell the entire story or accurately. I would not charge head-strong into the school planning on attacking the teacher. Instead I would suggest asking for a meeting to discuss the situation. I would listen with an open mind,...View More
Not likely, as long as you two are not doing anything illegal including him having you out past a city or town curfew, and your parents tell you that you can't leave the house but you do to go hang out with him, it is unlikely he gets arrested for you two simply being in the same vicinity of...View More
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