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16 year old male. Born in Philadelphia. Has me, s maternal
16 year old male. Born in Philadelphia. Has me, his maternal grandmother, and aunt as legal guardian. He had lived with me, but I sent him back to PA a year ago, as he was not cooperating. He refused to go to school, even refused cyber school. DHS then removed him from his grandmother's home. He ran away from foster care. There is now a warrant for his arrest. He and his grandmother must appear in court 8/23rd, or they may both be arrested. I am in Oregon, he and biological family are in PA. I wanted to know if there is a way to make this potential arrest action be dropped; I want to know if he could become a ward of the state of OR, where possibly I can utilize their resources. Even if the agreement would include an ankle bracelet to keep track of him. Please advise. It is a mess.
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I am the parent of an 18 year old who is a drug and alcohol
I am the parent of an 18 year old who is a drug and alcohol user. I live in Nebraska. State Law says that a person is not a legal adult until the age of 19. From the information I have already gathered, I cannot force him into a drug evaluation and treatment program even thought he is still a minor. Am I allowed to evict him from my home until he agrees to get help? My goal is not abandon him but to force him to hit bottom so he'll change his mindset that what he is doing is wrong and will get help. He has graduated high school. Any information you can provide me on my legal rights as a parent would be appreciated. Thank you.
If you have Power of attorney individual and you opened a
If you have Power of attorney for a individual and you opened a Credit Card in there name and funds were used for their care in Assisted living and payments are being made on said card, can you be held liable? These are my cousins they live in Hawaii now, I live in Michigan . Husband had Vascular Dementia and wife has Alzheimer's -both ended up in assisted living facility at same time- Could not afford the expenses and prescriptions - they were going over what they were bringing in every month by 2000 to 2400. I stepped in because their family Dr. Called me because the two grown children refused to act for them. Husband ended up in hospital and wife had to go toNyrsing home for a week because he could not care for her. Dr. Said if we did not act they would be placed Ward of Statebefore the weekend was over. My attorney drew up Durable Power of Attorney for both husband and wife and Medical Power of Attirney. Wife and husband signed documents with witnesses present said they understood what they were signing and wanted me to act because kids refused. To make a long story short their daughter become unemployed and when Dad had good days would call me and basically scream and say just give her the money she needs din t care how you do it explained situation to him every time he said don t care you have total authority for financial things he told me to open up credit card which stupidly I did but the daughter sued her employer for workers compensation and said she would pay back 30,000 that Dad authorized and because they had no money to live on and pay bills -they owe me personally 20,000. The money on credit card was used to help pay their bills and I have been paying on it every month-that's the 20,000 they owe me. That's what I get for helping a family member. Son has since taken over for them and he lives in Hawaii -I still have POA for both because he just received guardianship for the Mom with Alzeheimers . Dad also lives with sin as well and he still has good days and bad and does not remember things . I do not want to be sued for something I didn't cause and it says in documents under Financial paragraph I have the right to enter into into anything financial for them . They haven t sent me anything but I do worry about this. If they do sue can I counter due for money owed me and since Dad called me and told me to do it but it was a phone call and I did not record it. All I was doing was trying to help them.
My girlfriend is 17, and in care. DHS wants to continue her
My girlfriend is 17, and in foster care. DHS wants to continue her case until she is 21, because she doesn't make enough money to support herself alone. If I marry her, is there anything that DHS or her foster parents can do to stop it? Would either parties be able to continue to claim legal custody of her?
If a mother dies and the paternal father is in jail for
If a mother dies and the paternal father is in jail for child murder, and she has a current husband with a child of their own, what happens to the child from her ex as her current husband hasn't adopted the child in question.The mother is near death from brain anurism and stroke.
In California, if parents, who cannot afford appropriate
In California, if parents, who cannot afford appropriate care for their seriously disturbed child relinquish the child to become a ward of the state, will they be charged with abandoning that child? What will that mean?
My mother died and left a home an inheritance to split up
My mother died and left a home an inheritance to split up evenly between 10 kids, the issue is one of the kids is a ward of the state and he severe mental illness since she was small, and another one of the kids has sctizophenia severely , he's in a board and care but in no state of mind to comprehend, no, 1 question my other sister the trustee thinks she can oversee the ward of the court sister inheritance and take care of her, I don't know what she's gonna do with my brothers part of inheritance. He's severely ill. Does my sister the trustee have a right to take care of the mentally ills sister portion of money? My mothers house just sold and was funded. We are in the stage where she will send out the financials and we have to sign it and send it back, help, I need advice on this. Thank you so much
Filling out FAFSA aid 21 year old niece. I adopted her 7
Hi. filling out FAFSA for financial aid for my 21 year old niece. I adopted her 7 years ago. Her mother relinquished parental rights. Does that mean she was ever a ward of the state?I am trying to answer the following question: At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care, or were you a dependent or ward of the court?Thanks for your assistance.cynthia
We are grandparents raising 4 grandchildren. 17,16,15,9.View more family law questions
We are grandparents raising 4 grandchildren. 17,16,15,9. Girl,15 in now at CRC in Norman, She had been diagnoised with RAD. She is psychotic, manipulative, She has written she would like to kill us all.... She has turned us in to DHS, investigations have came back un substantiated. On Monday they gave us a release date of Jan.3, 2016. Telling us to bring her home, here. Not enough notice to prepare, What can we do??? If we leave her there they will get us for abandoning her, if we bring her here, they have told us, she will turn us in again. Or try to hurt us or the boys. If we file for termination of guardian rights what happens then, Will they turn that on us too? Please we need some honest advice. How do we protect us and these boys? Because of Holiday they haven't given us much time.