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I am currently hosting a foreign exchange student from

Hello. I am currently hosting a foreign exchange student from Germany. I want to legally adopt her so she can attend school in the US. She is 17 years old and from what I have read she may have aged out. Her family may be willing to waive their parental rights in order for her to be adopted by us. What are my options? She will turn 18 on December 24th, 2017.

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If someone aged 21 had a relationship with a 16 year old and

If someone aged 21 had a relationship with a 16 year old and the said 16 year old snuck out to see the 21 year old and got caught could chargeds be filed?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: GAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not that I know if. There is a video just proving the 21 year old was thereJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The person threatening to file is the 16 year olds stepfather, and the mother was aware of the relationship

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I talked with an immigration and marriage attorney via email

I talked with an immigration and marriage attorney via email that was recommended to me through an ad on the Dallas county clerk office official website.I have just turned 22 and my fiancee is 17 turning 18 later this year. His parents have given him consent to quit schooling in England and move here to be with me because I have cancer and am very sick and need his assistance. We are looking to go get a marriage license as soon as possible in Dallas, Texas, USA.The county clerk website says it is legal with parental consent, but since his mother is in England, I am wondering what kind of documents we would need from her. Letter? Email? Does it need to be notarized? I attempted to email and call the office but no reply.The attorneys I DID TALK TO told me he does not need parental consent at 17.Both attorneys told me this and I would like to know because of my illness, I faint even from leaving the house for long and if we make the trip to the office to get the license, and are told differently, it would be very hard on my weak body.I hope I worded this well. The websites all say age of consent for marriage is 18 in Texas ( not needing parental consent)So why did these attorneys tell me 17 years of age?If it is 17, please let me know.If not, please let me know if we need an email, letter, or please say the kind of document and stating what, for his mother to send us. And whether or not it needs to be notarized. Thank you so much! Have an amazing day!

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I am a few months from turning 18. I recently began dating

I am a few months from turning 18. I recently began dating someone who is 21. Would it be illegal to engage in a sexual relationship?

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I have two children with my ex-boyfriend. We have never live

I have two children with my ex-boyfriend . We have never live together and I have full physical custody of them both . He signed a stipulation in his divorce papers that reads " his other children are not allowed to be around myself or our two little children until he has done everything possible to get an annulment and their therapist approves it" it was a very messy and complicated divorce but long story short..... my question is if I were to die , my little children I have with him would not automatically be turned over to him because of the stipulation .....? Would he still have to make sure he had an annullment because of the divorce decree?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MnJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: His divorce decree is finalized yes His divorce decree is finalized yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: But he has not started an annulment process

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RobertJDFL

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Divorce, sc, no.it is a bigamy issue.i was married at 20 for

hiJA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: divorceJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: scJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no.it is a bigamy issue.i was married at 20 for three months. she cheated and i left. never could find her again but was told she was remarried. i got remarried. now, i am divorced from first wife. should i remarry second wife?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not sure if you need to know anything else

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RobertJDFL

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This is a hairy situation, I have a friend whos losing his

this is a hairy situation, I have a friend whos losing his mind over this. He lives in Indiana where the legal age of consent is 16. he was talking to this women who was as such and he is 23. she sent him some nude pictures and he deleted them from his possession but continued to talk to her. One day they decided to meet up but the girls parents found out about it and the girl went crazy and tried to commit suicide is my friend at fault for anything in this situation.

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Loren

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We have a 17 year old that is in a mental hospital right now

We have a 17 year old that is in a mental hospital right now because she was cutting herself Sunday a week ago over an ex-boyfriend. She is wanting to see this boy again and he has admitted that he's introduced her to marijuana and E-cigs they are sexually active he's going to be 19 in September she is 17 and will be 18 in March. After a week and 1/2 in a mental hospital she is still adamant about seeing him and not abiding by our rules of the house. Tried to get a protective order and it was not granted this morning. what are our other options or if we throw in the towel what can we do to make sure she is safe if she moved in with this guy? Can this happen with her being 17?

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I had 50/50 custody of my teenage daughter until last

HI. I had 50/50 custody of my teenage daughter until last January, after she was caught stealing the morning after pill. At that time I also found out that she was stealing from many other stores as well as smoking marijuana daily and making other poor decisions, such as hanging out with homeless men at the park and getting hash from them. She left to her mother's house and never returned to my hosue. Three weeks later, her mom filed for child support and I haven't seen my daughter since she left my house on Jan 4. She is trying to get a drivers license and she called me a week before she turned 16 and 5 weeks after she went to her mom's house and asked me to sign for her permit. Since our parenting plan agreement stated that she had to have a 3.0 gpa to get her license and she had less than that and we had recently discovered her marijuana use and other irresponsible behavior, I said no. She yelled "I hate you" and hung up the phone on my and that is the last I've heard from her. The next day, her mother's attorney sent me a letter via email threatening to file a restraining order against me for emotional abuse of my daughter. I have no way of contacting her at this point. I recently discovered by looking at her old cell phone that I had taken from her after she was caught stealing, that she has been sleeping over at her boyfriend's house often and that they buy and sell drugs to their friends, including ounces of marijuana and acid. She also partakes in these drugs. Her mother works out of town every weekend and she is left to her own devices. Child Support Services has determined that I owe about $900 per month in child support. Her mother is self employed and works with her husband at several businesses that they own together. One of their businesses just went into escrow for 1.3 million dollars, but she reports that she makes $4000 per month, while her husband makes $10,000+. My wife is on disability and needs extensive therapy at the moment. The child support order seems unfair on many levels. One, my daughter is not being supervised properly - I feel like child support payments are supposed to be so she will be taken care of, however she is out of control and her mother doesn't care. I've told her mom about the drug use, etc. Asked her to consider transferring schools, asked her to drug test my daughter, etc.. however she refuses to do anything. I also think the order is unfair based on the income. My ex wife has purposefully misrepresented her income. I'm not sure what I can do. The attorneys at child support services said that the court will not care about any of these things and will order the full amount. Is there anything I can do to protect my daughter and is there anything I can do about this unfair child support order? Thank you.

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