Adoption. The most preferred method would be an agreed step parent adoption. Biological father is entitled ot notice, and if biological father does not agree, you will need to have a child and prove that termination is in the child's best interest. These are hard cases, and mere abandonment...Read more »
It may or may not be a trial. There are any other number of things it could be including a "GAL review." Without reviewing your court documents, a lawyer cannot answer your question. My advice is to contact a lawyer immediately and schedule a review of your documentations to better...Read more »
My daughter got charged as a minor for driving without a license and past curfew. However she had her permit and is getting her license before her court date. What will happen to her license and how will she be charged ? What else do I need to know ?
Those are misdemeanor criminal charges. On a first offense in juvenile traffic court, I usually request that the judge defer the case for six months for dismissal with completion of a driver improvement course and good behavior. Contact an experienced juvenile traffic lawyer for advice. My office...Read more »
we have consensually been together for 7 months and her parents found out. Her mother has threaten to call the police and file charges. If the relationship is consensual would those charges be filed and approved just for being bias? What is the most that could happen in this situation?
I lived with my dad for a little over a year, and i moved out a few days ago, just took out the items that i use, and I had a key to the house, only me and 2 friends entered the house, and when i was done i left the key on the table and informed him about it.
He could request you return or compensate him for any items that he owned that were taken. If you're served with a lawsuit, talk to an attorney about what you did and didn't take, and whose stuff it was.
Her father and her dont really have a relationship, on her choice. For me, i have family down there and better job opportunities. There was a custody agreement filed 15 yrs ago, and hasnt been revisited since. He pays nothing and doesnt contribute for many years now. What steps do i need to take to... Read more »
Unless the court order says otherwise, every party in a custody case has to give at least 30 days' written notice to the court and the other parties of any intent to move. The other parent can then bring suit in court to challenge the move if they wish. Talk to a local family law attorney to...Read more »
I am 17 and my parents have someone essentially spying on me in the neighborhood. They don't approve of my friends down the road and have forbade me from associating with them. Is it legal for them to get other parents to watch me and and my friends when they aren't home? It makes me feel... Read more »
Unless this person is stalking you (in a legal sense - putting you in fear of death or injury), there's not much to be done. It's your parents' job to keep you out of trouble, and if this is how they choose to do it, there is likely nothing illegal about it.
The birth mom was gonna abort and she used drugs and didn't get any prenatal care for baby and then she was putting child up for adoption because she was too far along and then decided on family adoption. Do I have any chances of being able to keep the child permanently and now the grandmother... Read more »
This is not a question that can be answered with a simple reply on the internet. There is a lot going on with this case, and you need to speak to a local family law attorney to plan your case accordingly. There are many instances where a relative or non-relative can obtain custody of a child, and...Read more »
I live in Virginia and want to get emancipated. I am 16 and will be turning 17 in March and going to college in August. I have a plan to get an apartment at the end of May but until then I have another place that I can stay. I am getting a job but I have a lot of money saved up.
You'll have to show your financially able to be independent, but, more importantly, your parents are going to have to agree to your emancipation. If you can manage it, talk to a family law attorney. Another good person to talk with would be your school counselor, who may be able to point you...Read more »
I suggest you start with the attorney who worked the settlement. Understand in most states judges are reluctant to go into the childs funds for any reason, let alone for something that benefits the family as a whole, not just him.They want to see it go to him only. Sorry, but that's the law....Read more »
I'm not sure there is a legal answer for you at this point as you appear to have already involved Social Services. Perhaps seek out a child counselor or therapist who specializes in children's behavioral issues.
I was not told about this, he never discussed it with me, or asked for my permission. When I found out from our daughter, I told him that she wasn't going. He says that he paid $200., and that she was going. One girl with a group of boys just doesnt sit well with me. I do not trust this group... Read more »
This sounds like something you'll have to work out with your spouse. I'm not sure what legal option you would have, as the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts will generally decline to get involved in this type of dispute if the parents live together. Good luck.
Unless your mother's rights have been terminated in what is usually a lengthy court process, she almost certainly has some type of rights over your custody and well-being. If you attempt to move out, either of your parents could ask the police to return you home. If you refuse, they could...Read more »
I am 18 and a senior in high school and my sister is 14 and a freshman in high school. She locked both me and my sister out of the house because I got a ride to school this morning with a friend since she refused to provide transportation, and when we both arrived home, the doors were locked with a... Read more »
I do not believe it is appropriate to lock you out, even if you are 18. That is your residence, and I doubt you have been evicted by court order. It is even more inappropriate to lock out the minor. If you are locked out and have no place to go, go to a trustworthy family member or friend's...Read more »
At 18, you are an adult in Virginia. The parents could file a petition for guardianship over you if you are mentally or physically unable to manage your own affairs - however, the mere fact you are moving and they don't like it is not a sufficient basis. If they do attempt this, you will be...Read more »
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