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I have a out of control teen who has put his hands on mom and has cursed her he has gotten all "F" and i would like to place him on contract and if things get wurst make him a ward of the courts here in California.
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Unfortunately California is not going to accept the child as a ward without first charging the parents with child abandonment or neglect. I am sorry to have to tell you such news, but the state believes the parents are legally responsible for their children until their age of majority, so the state is not going to get involved unless the welfare of the child is in jeapordy. However, this should not stop you from creating your contract and then having him enter boot camp or other disciplinary program in your local area. These are private organizations that provide such services for troubled teens. You can find these resources through parent organizations or touble teen counseling organizations. You can also press charges against him to be admitted into juvenile hall for assaulting his mother, but again the state will not make him a ward of the state.



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Customer reply replied 9 years ago
can i moddify his meals when he is disrespectful and contiues to be out of control leagaly im thinking when he is disrespectful yelling at mom or others instead of family meal a plain sandwich and water?
Family Lawyer: Attorney & Mediator, Lawyer replied 9 years ago
Yes, that will work. So long as he is with basic food and water that is not considered being abusive or negligent. Discipline can be reasonably appropriate so long as it does not "hurt" the child.


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