Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

If a defiant teenager runs away and the mother is 35 weeks…

Customer Question
If a defiant teenager...

If a defiant teenager runs away and the mother is 35 weeks pregnant and cannot physically chase the 13 year old child does that constitute neglect abuse or failure to protect the child

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

The father filed a tro against the mother and the kids got taken away from the mother

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are they in?

Hawaii

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 15 minutes by:
4/25/2018
Family Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 22,758
Experience: B.A.; M.B.A.; J.D.
Verified

Hello: This isCustomer Welcome to JustAnswer! I am reviewing your post, and I will post my response very shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

Your Question:

If a defiant teenager runs away and the mother is 35 weeks pregnant and cannot physically chase the 13 year old child does that constitute neglect abuse or failure to protect the child

Response: No, if the mother immediately reported the child as a runaway with the Police.

Best wishes,

<p style="margin-top:2.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.5pt;margin-left:
0in;line-height:12.5pt">A 5-star positive rating to my response is appreciated so that I can receive credit for responding to your post. There is no additional cost to you for giving a positive rating. However, that is how I get paid for answering questions on this site. <p style="margin-top:2.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:2.5pt;margin-left:
0in;line-height:12.5pt">

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a family lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Phillips Esq. Your Own Question
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 22,758
22,758 Satisfied Customers
Experience: B.A.; M.B.A.; J.D.

Phillips Esq. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,971 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,624 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,607 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

3,019 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
I have several questions about a custody case in hawaii. Not
I have several questions about a custody case in hawaii. … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,770 satisfied customers
DO I HAVE A CASE AGAINST CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES? I LOST
DO I HAVE A CASE AGAINST CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES? I LOST MY KIDS FATHER SIX YEARS AGO AND AM ON DISABILITY MENTAL N PHYSICAL, AFTER HARASSING PHONE CALLS BY MY NEIGHBOR PROB 12 TH TIME AT MY DOOR IN… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
In texas what is the legal definition of physical neglect as
In texas what is the legal definition of physical neglect as defined by family law and used by dfps/cps? Is this the same definition as listed on dfps website and if so is it very limited in scope app… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Seeking modification. court gave the Dad physical custody
seeking modification. court gave the Dad physical custody and I got visitation with kids after long marriage ended. He is an abusive manipulative experienced cop. … read more
Brandon M.
Brandon M.
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
12,463 satisfied customers
My husband and I are separated and living in the State of
My husband and I are separated and living in the State of Virginia.We have been living apart since Feb. 22, 2015. We have one child. My "ex" is an alcoholic. He allows me to give him a pharmacy bought… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,775 satisfied customers
I have a 14 year old daughter who's separation anxiety is
I have a 14 year old daughter who's separation anxiety is traumatic enough that she's recognized by Virginia as a Special Needs Child. Boy who lives next door is 1 grade behind my daughter, and has be… read more
mmdesq
mmdesq
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
518 satisfied customers
My friends 16 yr old son was in a car wreck making him a parapalegic.
My friends 16 yr old son was in a car wreck making him a parapalegic. Although the father has custody the son is petrified of said Father whom now refuses treatment of son. After receiving over 100,00… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,624 satisfied customers
A good friend of mine has divorced, I am very close to her
A good friend of mine has divorced, I am very close to her seven year old son who calls me his "fake grandma". His father is wealthy but because of the prenup she got very little. The father has 50% c… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,965 satisfied customers
I see that a custodian parent can choose to not allow visitation
I see that a custodian parent can choose to not allow visitation if immenent harm is a threat r/t abuse or neglect. Is this only for physical abuse or can if be for mental, emotional abuse? The childr… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
9,034 satisfied customers
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX same situation… the 13 year old boy was
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX same situation… the 13 year old boy was traumatized by his father pushing his mother and other abuse over the years and doesn't want to see him. They're separated (physically too).… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,939 satisfied customers
my daughter has a friend that is 13, she has been taken from
my daughter has a friend that is 13, she has been taken from her mother because of abuse, her mother is a acholic, however her father is mentally abusive to her. she is wanting to come live with me. h… read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
HELP! I filed for divorce from my husband on 9/15, 30 days
HELP! I filed for divorce from my husband on 9/15, 30 days after asking him to leave the family home because he refused to stop "pursuing" (to use his terminology) another woman. I have three children… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
15 year old is in conflict with primary custodial parent (mom
15 year old is in conflict with primary custodial parent (mom and my separated spouse) and has evidently run away. What do I do if she shows up at my place? (other kids are older and have chosen not t… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
ACCORDING TO CALIFORNIA LAW...WHAT CONSTITUTES AN UNFIT FATHER
ACCORDING TO CALIFORNIA LAW...WHAT CONSTITUTES AN "UNFIT FATHER"? THE FATHER HAS JOINT CUSTODY WOTH THE MOTHER...THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN MARRIED. THE MOTHER IS A SCORNED WOMAN AND WILL LIE TO AN ATTORNEY… read more
KUMI95
KUMI95
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17 satisfied customers
My grandchildren live with their father and stepmother. However
My grandchildren live with their father and stepmother. However mother and father share joint custody. A couple of months ago during a court hearing the judge told the stepmother she could not hit the… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,770 satisfied customers
I have full physical and legal custody of my son because his
I have full physical and legal custody of my son because his father bailed out when I was pregnant. My son recently returned from visitation with his father and I have concerns about how my child is b… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
What can a teenager in Florida do to get some protection against
What can a teenager in Florida do to get some protection against parents who are mentally ill but not necessarily abusive? For instance if the child wants to be able to live with grandparents… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
what are the parents legal options of a 16yr old dating a 24
what are the parents legal options of a 16yr old dating a 24 yr old and wanting to live together the 16 yr old is giving parents a hard time about sleeping at home and living by the rules and authorit… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x