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How can I get legal guardianship of my grandchild while an

How can I get legal guardianship of my grandchild while an immigrant parent is in federal jail for 3 years?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: HawaiiJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The imprisoned parent had given me Power of Attorney in 2015, and it expired in 2016. The other parent who lives in Hawaii, therefore gave me Power of Attorney on April 3, 2017 so that I may give continued care to my grandchild. These parents have been divorced since 2012? and have joint custody. However, before the convicted parent was sent to federal prison on the mainland, she filed a TRO against the other parent, preventing contact with the child unless it is supervised by me. This TRO expires Feb. 2018. My question then : is the Power of Attorney from the other parent valid ? Must I notify the imprisoned mother that this was done? Can the incarcerated parent create a Power of Attorney or other legal document to have her foreign relatives take the child out of the country?

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How do I make my father a of the court. He is 88 and his

How do I make my father a ward of the court. He is 88 and his mind and body are gone. I am his POA. Medicaid is not an option. He is indigent.JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?Customer: The state is Indiana. Have applied for Medicaid but there is a problem and he is not eligible.. I have not filed paperwork because I do not know what legal paperwork is required. I cannot afford a lawyer. Thank you so much for talking to me.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes. They want $2,000.00 down and $195 an hour on top of that. I am fully able to complete legal paperwork. i DIVORCEDJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. I am afraid for my father. I am disabled and cannot care for him in my home. He will have to leave the nursing home soon, and I am out of options.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My husband filed for divorce in Idaho. My children and I

My husband filed for divorce in Idaho. My children and I live in Nebraska, where he left us in the middle of the night 6 years ago. My question is there is currently a child protective case going on in the state of Nebraska. My children are Wards of the state and they are currently in a foster home. When he filed for divorce he filed for temporary custody ex parte, and was granted that however how does that work when the court has jurisdiction over the kids in Nebraska with the child protection case and a divorce

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If a child who is 17 years old does not follow the rules,

If a child who is 17 years old does not follow the rules, refuses to go to school, steals ansdJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: sorry hit the return button, I live in NY state, My question is if a child who is 17 years old and refuses to follow the rules, steals money, and gets violent with the mother, sneaks out in the middle of the night and does not come home for days at a time and uses drugs, can I throw him out? I have two younger daughters who he is putting in danger with his drug use and even had a drug dealer come to my house and threaten me if I did not give him money the my son owed him. what can I do? I went to the family court to try and get the court to do something and they said there was nothing they can do because he is over 16.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no not sure I can afford oneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just my rights as a parent and what can I do

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I would really like to ask a quick question. My niece was

Hello. I would really like to ask a quick question. My niece was giving to the state due to behavior problems. Now her mother is in the hospital and they are giving her days to live. My niece was send to GA to a place for kids out of control. They came down with her to see her Mom but she ran when it was time to return to GA because she didn't want to leave her Mom. I wanted to know if I could go to court to get quick temp custody so she can stay & spend time with her MomJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: She is in DC but I'm in MDJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She She's with me now but they want to pick her up tomorrow morning to go back to GA without letting her know

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I'm 17 and I want to move out, but my parents won't give me

I'm 17 and I want to move out, but my parents won't give me their permission. I can support myself and I have somewhere to live, and I've heard from a few people that once you're 17 or 17 1/2 you can move out and my parents couldn't do anything. Is this true? And if they can't, could they prosecute the person I move in with?

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We have a situation where two divorced parents share time

We have a situation where two divorced parents share time with the two young children of the marriage. One parent is indoctrinating the children with tales about the other parent. He is also playing games with handovers: withholding the children beyond his allotted time and interfering with their school attendance.Florida Family Law seems to take the view that parents are utterly equal: yet the mother is told that she must abide completely with the time-sharing program prescribed by a Mediated Agreement; while the father is unadmonished for failing to return the children in accordance with that Agreement. Advice is that a Guardian Ad Litem be sought. However, it is almost guaranteed that Florida Family Law will not curtail the father's access: despite the fact that the children's pediatrician considers it harmful to the children.The court would probably not take into account the children's fear of visiting the father, as they are aged 7 and 5.Is there an option whereby the mother could request that the children become wards of the court; or wards of the state? If so, on approval, I believe that the mother would simultaneously cede control of the children to court or state. Could such drastic action be a route to preventing the father's unsupervised access to the children; while allowing a future resumption of normal maternal access?

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Michael J, Esq.

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I was appointed guardian of my daughter when she was 17. Is

I was appointed guardian of my daughter when she was 17. Is that guardianship still valid now that she is 24

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RobertJDFL

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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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