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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I take my ex-wife to court for allowing my daughter to drop out of HS and not monitor the home school program?

I have Joint Custody of my 2 children, Daughter 17, Son 20 and Disabled. They both live with my ex-wife. The ex allows my daughter to do whatever she wants including not speak to me or complete the home school courses that I purchased for her. My daughter lies and says she does the work but the... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on May 4, 2020

What I am hearing more than anything in your question is "frustration" that you feel that your daughter is making terrible decisions that will affect the rest of her life and you feel powerless to do anything about it since your daughter is not listening to you / returning your calls and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: i'm 16 turning 17 and i want to move out of my house with my friend and his mother, if i have a job would it be fine?

my parents and i constantly argue and i want to move out, my friends mom has already told me i can stay with them as long as i pay rent which i would be fine with. but would my parents be able to stop me if they wanted to?

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 28, 2020

You are not going to like my response.... but I dont think I have ever met a 16 or 17 year old ( including myself when I was that age) who did not argue / fight with his / her parents. The fact that you and your parents are fighting does not mean that you are wrong or that they are wrong.... simply... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is it okay for an 18 year old girl to be dating a 15 year old boy in New Jersey?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 3, 2020

Sex does not matter, age matters and if this gets sexual in any way it could be considered endangering a welfare of a minor.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: My ex wife is allowing our 15 year old daughter to date a 19 year old man. If this continues can I file charges?

I just found this information out. Can I press charges against this young man if he refuses to stop seeing her, and can I press charges against my ex wife for child endangerment?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Nov 29, 2019

Yes you can file charges. There is a long list of possible criminal charges that can be filed against both the 19 year old and your ex-wife. The sooner you take action the less danger your daughter will be in. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: My neighbors put a camera in their car pointed directly at my front lawn where my two year old plays. Is it illegal

We have open harassment charges against them because they constantly harass us day in and day out. This is something that we think they have done just to get on our nerves but I’m worried about what they will do with footage of my two year old.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 20, 2019

It's generally not considered illegal to have a camera recording in public unless for example it was used to look inside a private area in your house via the window etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: I recently found out my daughter sells weed with her friends. A deal went wrong and a customer ran off with my daughers

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 11, 2019

This is a criminal offence which you should never discuss online or over the phone today, because it can be traced right back to you and thus to her. Set up a consultation with an experienced criminal lawyer that's your best bet to get the right Advice. It may cost a few bucks to discuss the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: My husband was violated for a dirty urine while on parole and I'm trying to figure out how long will he have to do

I believe I need a lawyer for him

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 13, 2019

Generally a dirty urine will result in a violation and yes he should have a lawyer, to try to reduce the time he may serve.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: my ex and I were Married and had our daughter in New Jersey . Transferred to Florida when she was 18 mon old . Got

Divored in Florida. My daughter and I moved back to NJ . Her Child support ends at 18 and it doesn’t mention helping pay for collage . Florida law says they don’t have to help wirh collage But Jersey law says they do . How do I get it changed so he is required to help with collage

Arnab Kumar Banerjee
Arnab Kumar Banerjee answered on Jan 29, 2019

two states have different child support laws. as for child support i presume the following : your child's support started in new jersey and then when you moved to Florida then you end child support in new jersey and started child support in Florida. then when you come back to new jersey again... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I legally move out and live with an 18 yr old or older without parental consent at age 16?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 19, 2019

No, you are not emancipated. You could have significant legal problems if you try to do so, as could the 18 year old.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: My son is 17 and a certified emt on a nj ambulance squad. He was arrested for a stem in his car. Can he be kicked off?

Can the police release info or inform the ambulance squad of his arrest to the ambulance squad since he is a minor?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 6, 2019

The answer to this depends because generally you need a license to be an EMT they could kick him off the squad however will they find out is the question you may have to tell them anyway. Your best bet is to get a good lawyer to fight the case you may have a defense and even if he doesn't... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: If I was arrested at 17 but my court date is set for when I’m 18 do I need to bring my guardians.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 14, 2018

More information as to the crime and the court you are in, but generally yes. However either way if you have a criminal charge you need a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: While police were not involved, is there a chance I will face jail time? Should I pay a civil demand for close case?

ccused for shoplifting $40 tagged item in Bergen County,NJ. LP took my license, DOB, name and age and weight. Police we’re not involved but I was given a paper for $150, I refused and was then told to contact LP department within 72 if case made. They said I should receive a letter within a week... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 28, 2018

Yes a chance exist for the next year that the store at anytime May file criminal charges against you. Whether they will do this is anyone's guess but arguing over the Civil demand may not be wise. Of course you would be best served by speaking with an attorney to see what your best options... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: What punishment can I expect for 2nd degree robbery as a 16 year old this Is my first offense by the way?

I live in new jersey

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 29, 2018

The Answer pretty much depends on the facts of your case and if you have any priors. That being said you're pretty much looking at some jail time which is called juvenile defense. In general the better the lawyer you have the less time you will do.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is megan's law part of a criminal sentence? Can it be applied to a civil decision?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 31, 2018

Sex offenders are required to register with their local authorities with their names, addresses, and places of employment after they have finished their sentences. That is a portion of the punishment they face upon their release from prison. Due to Section 170101(d) of the Violent Crime Control... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: I am 21. Is it illegal to tell my 16 year old brother a story about a sexual encounter I had while vacationing in Fl?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 8, 2018

Depends on what you say and how you say it as it could under certain circumstances be a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: When a minor turns 21 in NJ does their probation under juvenile law stop?
Paul Ferrell Jr
Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Feb 14, 2018

When a Juvenile Court judge sentences a juvenile to probation, it is for a finite period of time e.g. 1 year, 3 years etc.Being emancipated into adulthood does not automatically terminate probation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: 18 yr old child dropped out high school and works full time can I emancipate? not attending school at all in NJ

Should I try to emanipate the child is not in school and works full time wont be 19 until 2019 can I get this emancipated and be over with it or will I still have to pay child support even through the child isnt in school and works full time she dropped out of school in 2016

Elena K. Weitz
Elena K. Weitz answered on Feb 8, 2018

You do not need to wait until the child is 19. There are many factors the court will consider when emancipating a child, including whether the child is pursuing an education and their ability to be self-supportive. I would need more details from you than are here. You should consult with an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: I want to know how can a minor get emancipated from his parents
William N. Sosis
William N. Sosis answered on Jan 20, 2018

If you're a minor in New Jersey you must have moved "beyond the sphere of influence" of both parents. This means the court must first find that you're responsible, independent, able-bodied, not attending school, not on public assistance, not in need of financial support, no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Libel & Slander and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/

As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/see? Are they allowed to see what I did and possibly use it against me to hurt me etc? Can they keep my info? Or does it vary school by school. I need to know for my project Thanks a... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 12, 2018

Several factors can apply but most information posted on the web is public and you have no right to privacy for most public information. If you need more specific information you will need to take an appointment with a lawyer which most will charge you for.

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