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?
answered on Aug 1, 2022
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Jul 14, 2022
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Oct 2, 2020
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Jul 20, 2020
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... Read more »
answered on Apr 13, 2020
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.
harrassed" her. She sent it through snap chat. It is not accurate. What are my son's rights. BTW both ages are 14 years old.
answered on Aug 24, 2018
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Apr 20, 2018
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2018
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... Read more »
Im 17 and pregnant.
answered on Jul 26, 2017
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,... Read 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... Read more »
answered on May 27, 2017
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... Read 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.... Read more »
answered on May 27, 2017
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,... Read 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... Read more »
answered on May 7, 2017
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... Read more »
answered on May 2, 2017
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/... Read more »
The other 2 girls 1 day now we have to go to court what will happen with the outcome this will be her first time in court.
answered on Apr 17, 2017
She may be facing a misdemeanor, which may involve juvenile incarceration, a fine, probation, and/or community service. She may also face expulsion.
More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2017
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... Read more »
He has a prior record for stealing a police mountain bike, and vandalism.. So he's not squeaky clean. And the person he assaulted got 5 staples in his head
answered on Mar 3, 2017
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... Read more »
answered on Feb 8, 2017
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... Read more »
3 years ago dcf took them from my custody for drugs, lengthy process later my mom ended up with third party custody. For the last 2 years I've been clean and live with her and my children every single day. I need to know whats going to happen when I try to get custody back, she is 100 %... Read more »
answered on Dec 12, 2016
You have to file for child custody rights in court. You can bring your mom as a witness if she supports your rights. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any... Read more »
answered on Dec 1, 2016
It depends on whether he's filing for emancipation. The bigger issue is whether he's safe at home. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any... Read more »
home..while under DCF care???
answered on Sep 20, 2016
Even if the department didn't , if you learn of a minor being abused you can contact dcf and the police.
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