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I am a psychiatrist exploring a legal issue for a patient: Developmentally delayed 18 year old whose 56 year old neighbor has been grooming her and propositioning her. Pt currently hospitalized. Mother overwhelmed. Can a victim advocate support mother thru the legal process?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?

Mother went to the PD and was told nothing they can do due to 18 years old and no crime actually committed.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state is she in?

MA

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Mother also will file for guardianship

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Family Law
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I only have a brief qx. Is there a fee?
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Thank you
I will pass your info to the patient.tsc
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Understood.

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