answered on Apr 27, 2023
This could refer to North Carolina General Statute, Chapter 7B, subpart 906. If you plan to represent yourself in a legal matter, you might consider at least consulting with an attorney who can help point you in the right direction.
Actually Cheetos and sawdust.
answered on Oct 31, 2022
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Yes, it's illegal virtually anywhere in the U.S. as well as being actionable under civil law. Good luck
Long story short: He sexually abused my daughter, threatened to kill me over a misunderstanding, has been convicted (juvenile), is on probation in a sex-offender treatment facility for the last year and a half, and will turn 18 March 24th of this year. He already told me he will most likely... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2022
If you think he will harm your daughter again if he returns, you CANNOT let him back in the home. You may need to contact Child Protective Services, and let them know the situation. Perhaps they can find a foster home for him. Financially, you and his father are still responsible for him. CPS may... Read more »
answered on Oct 25, 2021
If your child is 16 and not emancipated, she is considered a "minor". Therefore, she does not actually "own" (legally) any of the items in your possession. On the other hand, if she wishes to return to your home, she can (and should, under the law) be allowed to do so - she is... Read more »
answered on Jan 17, 2021
I'm sure there are, but attorneys do not ordinarily do pro bono work for family law issues. Those that cannot afford an attorney are usually left to the machinations of DIY and self-service options. It might be easier to point you in the right direction with more information.
I am 17 and I’m tired of my living situation. I have previous work history and I have experience with paying bills. I pay my phone bill every month and 1/3 of our rent. I have my own car as well. I also buy my own clothes, hygiene needs, and food. Basically what I’m saying is I know how to take... Read more »
answered on Nov 25, 2020
Highly unlikely that your aunt would get in trouble if you went to stay with her. What would potentially happen is that law enforcement personal could come to her house and direct you to return to your Mom's residence. As long as you did so, it is hard to imagine any sort of negative... Read more »
answered on Nov 20, 2020
A North Carolina attorney could answer best but your question remains open for two weeks. One reason is to help prepare for discharge from the Department of Corrections. Good luck
I do have a Dss history my children were in custody at a foster home for 3 years I regained custody of the younger child 10/2017 however the older child aged out in foster care In June of 2017!. I have been sober since 7/7/2016. The minor is a transgender male and I have some nothing but be... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2020
If you have custody, it is likely kidnapping - call local law enforcement and have the older sibling arrested. If law enforcement refuses to assist by calling it a 'civil matter' you will need to retain an attorney. Best of luck.
I need to know how to fight a 50 c that was took out on lies
answered on Nov 6, 2020
This is the functional equivalent of asking us to teach you how to rebuild your car's transmission if you aren't a mechanic. There is simply too much information to covey in a forum like this. Your best bet is to consult with a local attorney. That said, in essence a 50 (c) usually... Read more »
answered on Oct 24, 2020
If you move out before the age of 18 without an order from the court that you are emancipated, your parents can have you declared an undisciplined or runaway juvenile and have you returned to the home by law enforcement. Or they can do nothing but since you're not 18, you can't get a job... Read more »
My parents will not let me leave. I live in NC, I am 16 with a job. I have a place to go. I have read that I need to be moved out and have lived in that location for a certain period of time before being emancipated, is this true?
answered on Oct 23, 2020
Technically no. Although it helps. Here's an article that I wrote with all the details. https://averettfamilylaw.com/?s=Emancipation
im 17, live in north carolina, and ran away from home. My mom wants me to come back and i know she cant do anything to get me but i was wondering if she could get my friends parents in trouble for letting me stay with them. i read something about "harboring" but i dont know if this is... Read more »
answered on Sep 9, 2020
You are still a child (at least until you turn 18) so your parents certainly can do something to make you return home. As to your friends parents getting into trouble, it is not likely but certainly possible as they are likely committing several crimes such as contributing to the delinquency of a... Read more »
Hello I have a mother who is borderline emotionally abusive, she tells me i make everyone miserable constantly, blames me for everything that goes wrong and more. I am 16, can I move out and live with a friend legally. Can i get emancipated from her?
answered on Aug 28, 2020
Maybe, but these aren't easy actions to 'win' and it would be something you wouldn't be able to do yourself. To able to file, you have to be 16 (check) and have lived in the same county for 6 months (don't know). To successfully emancipate yourself, you are going to have... Read more »
I’m 17 and my boyfriend is 24 and we had a baby together but we left his name off Because we was worried he’d get into trouble and get locked up and I don’t want that because I love him and I might be pregnant again with him and I want to be with him but I don’t know if they will throw him... Read more »
answered on Jul 20, 2020
A 17 year old is still a child, so yes, you can date if your parents allow it. 16 is the age of consent in North Carolina so unless you were having sex prior to being 16, he won't get into any criminal trouble or be 'thrown into jail (at least likely not for getting you pregnant) - so he... Read more »
My friend is 14 and pregnant shes cant tell her parents because theyll kick her out like they did to her older sister a few years ago and i dont know how to help
answered on Jul 16, 2020
Parents are obligated to support their children and are not allowed to unilaterally 'kick them out' without risking being charged criminally. All the 14 year old would need to do is call local law enforcement or DSS if the parents attempt to kick her out and that will put a stop to that.... Read more »
It’s not a good situation we don’t get a long and he doesn’t want to help me get to work so I can start supporting my family and getting my life together the place I can go to will help me can I just take my kid and go what are my rights
answered on Jul 4, 2020
You are a child and won't be able to freely decide (or at least as freely as any one in society can) the course of your life until you are 18 or emancipated. So assuming you want to limit your current options to your legal options (which is what someone with a family of their own ought to... Read more »
Dss will not stop coming to my house looking for my little sister. I willing let them in to look the first time after that I would not let them back in. They then took papers out on me for "contribute to del of a minor" what should I do ? No proof of anything just hearsay. Also can they... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2020
My experience with DSS workers is not good. They often seem to gleefully abuse their power based on the flimsiest of evidence or even just their own bias and prejudice. Typically speaking you should never cooperate with DSS. As to what you should do now, you could likely benefit from a... Read more »
By leave home I mean go to a friends house and be back by state curfew.
answered on Apr 10, 2020
It's certainly illegal based on the COVID-19 rules to stay home unless you are an essential worker or going to an essential workplace, such as a grocery store, to conduct business.... Regardless of your age.
She thinks she can stay with her dad who is a immigrant. She thinks she can go to whatever school she wants and does not have to follow my rules.
answered on Apr 5, 2020
She is still a minor under NC law, unless she has filed a petition to emancipate herself, which is difficult to prove and she would have to show she can provide for herself without assistance, has employment, and a place to live, and is not merely a recalcitrant teenager.
At 18 she will... Read more »
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