Douglas Lee Bryan's answer There may be implications from both a criminal and child protection standpoint. I'd certainly recommend that your mother contact an attorney who is familiar with both criminal and family law matters.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer Her levels are either going up and down because she's abusing or because of an organic reason. If it's organic, she needs an attorney and a medical expert to testify or that baby will be take by CPS.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer You need to hire a family law attorney to establish a custody/visitation schedule and perhaps contempt for involving the children in adult matters. Step parents have no rights unless they adopt.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer I admire you for your drive and ambition. I would tell them flat-out that you want to stay and school and finish. Make a deal with them that you can stay in school as long as you continue to make good grades and stay out of trouble. Good luck!
Mr. James Zitzmann's answer Well, someone has custody of you until you are 18. This means there is a possibility you could be returned. To get around this you'd need to petition a court for emancipation.
Mr. James Zitzmann's answer It depends on the circumstances. Who has legal custody of the child right now? If you have reason to believe either of the parents having custody is a danger, you could always file a petition yourself. Grandparents also may have a limited right to just visitation under certain circumstances; this mainly occurs with the death or incarceration of one of the parents, but there are also a few other very narrow exceptions.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer I don't see how you can get in trouble; however, I would suggest that you do a Voluntary Transfer of Custody. This will be required if the school board where he'll be attending is operating under a Federal desgregation order, and most school boards in LA still are. This may also afford you some protection if he causes some trouble down the road. Feel free to give me a call should you like to discuss further.
Mr. James Zitzmann's answer Without bond just means that the tutor does not have to give to the court any security or monetary guarantee that they will perform the duties faithfully in being the tutor for the child. For example, you can compare it to when someone wants to get out of jail, they will put up a bond to ensure they will appear for court. A bond for a tutor ensures that that they will perform their duties correctly or they could lose the bond / be required to pay the amount of the bond. Regardless of whether...
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