Pete David Louden's answer A 13 year old run away is not the best solution. Meet with an attorney to discuss a guardianship if the parents are truely unfit. Immediately report any abuse to the authorities.
Doak Willis' answer There is certain statutory provisions in Oklahoma that must be followed before DHS records are made available in any case. You will need to hire an attorney familiar with DHS proceedings to represent you to file the necessary motion to have those records made available.
Gary Johnston Dean's answer Probably not. If there were serious injuries to the other person, a juvenile case could be started. If so You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem.
Gary Johnston Dean's answer You should again read your Sentence and Probation papers. You probably will be discharged then. You also should talk to your probation officer to discuss this. Good luck to you. Stay out of trouble.
Gary Johnston Dean's answer Your best bet is to discuss this with your DHS caseworker and see what the DHS attitude is about what you want. Also ask when the next Court date is scheduled, and tell them you want to be there. The Judge should have appointed an Attorney or Guardian Ad Litem for you, and perhaps even a CASA worker. Contact them for help too. Good Luck to you, and YOUR family. Best wishes for a much better New Year. GJD
Visit my website, www.garyjdean.com and "subscribe" at the bottom of the home page...
Gary Johnston Dean's answer Yes, he should be able to do this. If his mom or dad objects, You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem. If a 17 yr old desires to live with you, under Oklahoma law, the court should follow his wishes, unless good cause exists not to do so. This rule applies between parents, but many courts will apply it to a step-parent. Good luck.
Please visit my website www.garyjdean.com and Subscribe for updates on Oklahoma Law.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.