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I have a 17 year old daughter who has been staying with her

Hello! I have a 17 year old daughter who has been staying with her aunt in NY state for about 5 or 6 months now. I signed a permission slip for her aunt to have temporary guardianship. My issue is that they have her in a mental hospital right now and are not letting me participate in her care plan and discharge what can I do?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Her school reported an incident which is why she was referred to the ER for a self harm eval from there, they transferred to a private facilityJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The family there is not cooperating with me or telling me the truth about things I can't get accurate information from them and the facility isn't wanting to include me in her care plan I am her mother Thank you :)

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Bruce Schreiber

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My grandson is 10 years old his Mother has left him in the

My grandson is 10 years old his Mother has left him in the care of the father a couple of years ago we don't even know where she is my son the Father will not work and My grandson has been left countless times with relatives and moved about like a rag doll I want the child and my husband and i are able to care for him and send him to school please help

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Sue

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Can my 16 year old niece move out of her home and move in

Can my 16 year old niece move out of her home and move in with another family member because of abuseJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Cops were called to her home before last year but it's not physical it's mental and emotionalJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes I'm very concerned she will cause harm to herself and she has a safe place to go with another family member. Me

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Roger

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A friend of our daughter is 15 she is verbally abused by her

a friend of our daughter is 15 she is verbally abused by her stepdad daily and put down by him her mom tells her to quit being dramatic and deal with it she has already tried to kill herself and now is talking about trying again or running away can she get emancipation under special cercumstances we can help her in any way but are not related she told them she was going to run away her stepdad told her to go ahead and not come back her mom said she can come back if she wants to does she have any options she wont go in to foster care and has no relitives she can go to thank youJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: floridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no she wont because she thinks they will put her in foster careJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: her stepdad and mom both smoke marajuone in front of she and her 4 year old brother

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Trough my church we meet a 16-year olf boy who came

Trough my church we meet a 16-year olf boy who came illegally from Central America and he already had a deportation order because he was not going to school he was already working full time like an adult.We offer our house to him obtained a guardianship and put him in high school we hire an immigration lawyer and she stopped the deportation order and started working on getting him a work visa and legal documents he soon obtain his documents and he is now a legal residentHe lived with us starting May 2015 and his recidence got to him on March 2016 during the summer we sent him to visit his family in NJ and he worked overthere for a time but came back again September 2016 and came back to our home again.We really enjoyed the time when he was not here that we had deside to ask him to find another place but nontheless we welcome him home again and stayed with us for a time, but he started offering to pay rent or services he wanted to contribute.We told him that he did not had to pay anything in our house but he insisted multiple times and thats when we saw an exit - we said to him: "You know what we are very fortunate that we don't need you to pay us to live here, but there are other families also from the church that can surely use that money to help them"And we asked him, would it be ok if we ask around to see if a family will take you and he said that was fine.We feel that's when the problem started becuase he lasted very short time with that family they did not connect and he recented not beeing with us becuase he had a really easy life here soon after he was moved on to another family also from the church but that family is super strickt and they go without a lot a things like wifi and other benefits he enjoyed with us were taken away.All this while we were sharing with him a cell phone line from our family plan which he was paying but a reduce rate until we notice he stop making payments and when we asked him he said he will not be able to pay for that any longer, therfore we disconnected the line and again that probably upset him further.The reason I am giving you this prefes is becuase Monday, May 15 Child Protective Services came knoking on my door and to my surprise the officer said that my son (Biological) made a claim against me saying that I abused him and that my daugther (Biological) was in grave denger.I was very surprised I could not understand what was happening and why someone would accuse me of anything nontheless child abouse he asked me where my kids were and at the moment they were at their high school he went there pull them out and asked them questions about me and how I disipline them a few hours later he called me and said everything was fine and there was nothing to pursue.When I talked to my kids about the experience they mentioned that the officer asked if they knew that kid and they said we knew him from church and he use to live with us but he no longer those - when they told me his name a light bulb clicked and I tought th claim is coming from him so I got on my car and drove to where he lives and ask him if he knew anything about it and he denied it.The follwing night I received a call from my church leaders who wanted to inteview me and at that time a had not made the connection I tought it was something else but they questioned me about that boy he had accused me of abouse he stated that in the summer on 2016 I had taken him to a hotel and abouse him that is of course not true but the church has a duty to persue any of those allegations and I don't blam them but the problem now is very serious.I am a Loan Officer and a Realtor and I hold two insurance licences and a mark on my record will send me to the dark ages loosing everything if not more with possible jail time this is scary and I need help.After my conversation with my church leader he stated he will consider all sides and make a desicion but I can almost assure you he will error in the side of caution and more than likelly protect the child so I have to be proavtice I do not want the police to come to my doorsteps and handcuff me and take me away is already bad enough for CPS to go to my kids school and be asking questions.I need you help to determin what are my best options to protect myself and not loose my credentials.I want to give you more perspective on the dates - he stated this happened in the summer of 2016 so he was 16 years old until May 28, 2016 and then he left to NJ June 8, 2016 then he came back to my house September 2016 the problem is that I don't know what is the date he is saying this happened was he still 16 or was he already 17 to say he was an adult I dont know that for sure I am trying to get the info from CPS but they are not returning my calls.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have a question about my ex and his new wife. My ex and I

I have a question about my ex and his new wife. My ex and I have 50/50 custody. Yesterday my ex and his wife got into a verbal and physical argument which lead to her calling the police. She is an alcoholic and the children have frequently witnessed her being drunk and abusive to their father. The children don't feel safe there. My ex is not doing anything to Protect them. It's her house and everyone they get into one of these arguments, she kicks my ex and my kids out of her house. This is not stable for my kids. Can I get a restraining order against her to keep her away from the kids. Can I call child protective services or just try and get full custodyJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not since last night. Only her calling the police on my ex and having the cops show up at the restaurant he took the kids to. My ex and the kids are staying with his sister right nowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My ex is not really working right now and his wife is on disability so I am the more stable caretaker of the kids. My ex is also delinquent on child support and pays nothing right now

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Phillips Esq.

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I have a question about what to do if a mother wrote a

Hello i have a question about what to do if a mother wrote a letter and it had said that she is signing over temporary custody of her baby girl to my fiancee and myself? I have had the baby since thursday night. The mother contacted me but only asked about the baby twice. She does not have a stable living situation and is addicted to drugs. What do i do to make this legalJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No was going to see about talking to one tomorrowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you

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I have recently settled with my ex boyfriend during an

I have recently settled with my ex boyfriend during an emergency custody petition for 50/50 custody. Since entering into the 50/50 our kids have told me their dad and his girlfriend are continuing to fight. My ex during a previous argument him and his girlfriend were having and I had to go get the kids and call police, he verbally told me that his girlfriend is abusing/treating our children badly and has gotten worse since birth of their child who is almost two years old. I have this confession on tape. He admitted this abuse on his own. Our children are spending more time with me and the are showing severe anger and violence whenever it is time to return to their dads home. Our 8 year old son becomes extremely upset, crying hysterically begging not to go back to his dad. I recently filed an emergency petition to get sole custody but judge denied it. I want to know how can I get the judge to hear the tape I have that clearly shows the father is aware of abuse and is aware it has been going on for several years if he will not grant me a hearing? I need to get the kids away from her but how do I get someone to see the abuse is real and dad knows about it. The children are getting worse every time they come to me from their dads. Dcs is no help, the judge will do nothing to help them. I have no lawyer. What can I do to help my children

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Roger

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I have been my 6 year old grandson's primary care taker for

I have been my 6 year old grandson's primary care taker for 5 or more years and he has lived with me all of this time. My daughter has been in and out of jail for alcohol related charges, rehabs (kicked out or left) (opiod abouse)and hospitals during this time. The father of the child lives with his mother and their other biological child (age 9). A child abuse charge was filed against mom in 2014 when I allowed her to take the child to the park (walking) and she was later found passed out in the street with the child in the stroller. A year later both parents agreed to sign guardianship paper work for myself to have the younger child, and paternal grandmother to care for the older one. The bio parents have been separated for years. I know my daughter is still using, but she is threatening to have the Guardianship revoked. What are my chances of fighting this? I have allowed her to have visitation at my home for the last several months, and her child abuse case/protection order was recently terminated because fines were paid and jail time had been served. In Colorado.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She has had a job for 3 months and her much older boss is paying for her to stay in a hotel, and paid all of her court costs, hired an attorney for her and buys her nice clothes. She is a cook at his bowling alley.

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