In Massachusetts, while you're on probation at the age of 16, you generally cannot simply move out of your parent or guardian's home without their consent. Your legal guardian, in this case, your mother, has the authority to make decisions about your residence and care. If you're...View More
In Massachusetts and many other jurisdictions, unauthorized access to someone else's social media account or personal information without their consent can be considered a violation of privacy and may be illegal. This act is often referred to as "hacking" or "unauthorized access...View More
I have recently filed for the name change of my child. The Probate and Family Court returned the petition and all necessary documents, along with the reason for returning being that I should file a motion to waive the citation signed by both parents. i don't understand this request, what... View More
In Massachusetts family court, a request to file a motion to waive a citation means that the court is asking you to submit a formal request to waive the requirement of serving a citation to the opposing party. By waiving the citation, the court aims to expedite the legal process.
now his father is telling me he's no longer going to let him come home what are my rights I've been raising him for the last 17 years and his father owes over $100,000 in child support in Massachusetts what can I do to get my son back legally?
If you are the primary custodial parent he is in Contempt and a Contempt Complaint should be filed in the Court where your custodial orders were established ASAP with a Motion and Affidavit for Emergency hearing to have the child brought back to Massachusetts also potentially has also violated...View More
Say someone gets invited to a party in high school and there is going to be underage drinking. This person knows that but really wants to brigo cause their friends are going etc. This person however would never drink. If said party was ‘busted’ by the police and you were caught. Would you still... View More
basically, yes, unless the police believe you were not drinking. You can ask for their breathalizer if you feel confident, but I am not sure I would trust entirely how they administer it....depending on where you live. If that were to happen, go immediately to a clinic or hospital and get a blood...View More
At a private business in MA, a neighbor who has been harassing the employees continues to come down every weekend to take pictures of minors while they work. She says it is for going after the owner for tax reasons however, the minors have stated to her that they do not consent to being filmed. Is... View More
There are a few issues here, so the answer rather depends. IF a neighbor can see from her property or a public street and take pictures it is probably legal. If she must trespass to take pictures then it may be a criminal trespass. It also sounds like harassment that may or may not fit the law on...View More
WPD came to my house after talking previously with my sons friends. So I went on the porch to talk when my son made a bad choice & rode down the street away from all of us. The cop began talking bad about my son to his friends & realized I was there.He then assumed that I was ok with what... View More
Your son signs the citationon that back. Be sure you read the instructions very carefully too as it involves payment of a processing fee and you will not get the hearing if it isnt paid. Then you will be notified f a clerks hearing where you can oppose the issuance of the criminal complaint. Your...View More
I hope so. A 14 year old should not be unaccounted for. The police is the first person you should contact. They can notify and direct you proper supports and services, including investigating the disappearance.
You are in a tricky spot to navigate as there are so many ways to go and so many pitfalls too. Have you contacted the police about the cyber-bullying? If they are in the same school, have you notified the school so they can intervene on the bullying as well? As for the harassment, if they were...View More
And I have the other we had a verbal agreement things where great up to about two or theee months ago where he stop answering my calls and text and Facebook messages for my daughter he never not once cared to speak to his other daughter that I have but that never stop me from reminding him and... View More
If you are living in Massachusetts with one of the children, Massachusetts has jurisdiction over that child. However, if the other child is living in another state for 3 years Massachusetts does not have jurisdiction over the other child- the other state does . You have not stated whether there was...View More
I'm 17 years old. I don't wish to have any contact with my biological father for personal reasons I believe are valid. In early 2017, my parents went to court about visitation and I won so, I haven't been forced to visit, talk, etc...with him. Recently, he called DCF on my mother... View More
it looks like you need to promptly be seen by your pediatrician and/or psychiatrist concerning the medications not bringing you relief and the absence of medication is apparently worsening how you are feeling. Your failure to attend school on time is an indice of neglect which needs to be addressed...View More
You can file for emancipation in court. Be warned: sex with a minor is a crime. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...View More
Many events they are asking about occur outside of school hours or property. Neither his father nor I are ever called or informed that this is happening. We are not sure if we need to intervene or let it continue. My son is only a junior, so he is potentially looking at another whole year of... View More
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...View More
He has physically hurt his 8 year old brother. He doesn't listen to his father or me. Yells at us, hits walls, throws things and does as he wants.Leaves thw house when he wants, tells us he isnt doing chores becuase he isnt a slave. I am scared of him, what he can do to me and my yougest son.... View More
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,...View More
Ok so i was at a party and the kid who owned the house was there but the house was burned down but he doesnt own it anymore the insurance does. I got caught by the police and they said i might get charged with breaking and entering. The kid who threw the party at his burned down house opened the... View More
I hear no case for B&E if you were invited into the house by the owner, but if the boy didn't own the house, then that might qualify as B&E. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You...View More
You'd have to file for emancipation in court. 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/...View More
My 14 year old son secretly created an ebay and a paypal account. On the eBay account he sold a few items, the money was transferred to the PayPal account where he spent it on in video game purchases. He never sent the items and eBay issued the buyers a refund along with service charges which put... View More
Yes, you may indeed be sued for that. 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...View More
This sounds like it would be charged as a felony, and he might be tried as an adult. He may be facing prison years, especially if he used a gun, and restitution fines. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an...View More
Adults over 18 are not considered minors, and legal emancipation is a process for minors - not adults. Perhaps you're confused? Are you dealing with a child support order that you want to challenge because you're not sure you're child is in college and you're paying for it? If...View More
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