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some have done it, but it's not recommended. see links below ADDED: The questioner does not make clear if they are the parent, or the minor, that is asking the question. If you are the parent - see the above answer - if you are the minor - no, you cannot.
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It depends on the state in which you live, but generally, it's 18 years old.
yes....unless the other parent just dosent want the child
The litigants generally pay for the cost of child custody cases. The petitioner is usually the one that pays the court costs.
A guardian ad-litem is appointed by the courts
To represnt yourself in court is known as being 'PRO SE.'
Yes, the law allows you that option - although it is not generally a good idea.
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Request a change of venue, but you need a reason.
File a motion for change of venue. Why do you need it?
No. Only the Respondent has a right to represent himself in the Family Court. A family member can only give a petition in the court for adjournment in case of sickness.
If there is a reason for a drug test, yes, the court will request a drug test.
If representing yourself in a cicurit court case do you hav't to disclose to the other party attorney the names of the witness that u call to testify.?
When representing yourself, you are held to the same standards that a lawyer would be. You must follow all evidence rules. Whether or not you need to disclose witness inform…ation and on what terms depends on the applicable law in the jurisdiction. Additional: The process is known as "discovery."
If this is a proceeding in a Small Claims Court, representation by an attorney is not required and in many cases is actively discouraged. You will find that the judges/magistr…ates who preside there are very understanding of those who appear in their own defense. You will probably not need any legal traiining or have to know legal 'jargon.' You simply appear and both sides get an opportunity to tell the facts of their story and the presiding official will rule on the issue and/or send both parties to arbitration to work out a (hopefully) successful settlement. On the other hand: If the amount you owe is significantly more than what is allowable in small claims court, you shuld probably avail yourself of the services of legal counsel.
No, it is not appropriate. She is not needed at the hearings for any reason whatsoever. In fact, it may make an extremely poor impression on the judge and judges have a lot of… decisions to make during a contested divorce. Most times divorcing couples bring a new mate to proceedings simply to annoy their soon to be ex-spouse. Remember, although everyone these days seems to move on long before the divorce, it is not recognized as a wise move by authorities. It makes a clear indication that the parent isn't overly concerned with their children and helping those children cope with the traumatic divorce. It's a big red flag waving over the one who brings the present girlfriend or boyfriend to court- a red flag that reveals whose needs are the most important to them.
What do I do to help me out the most at a drug paraphernalia court case? I'm a 16 year old minor and tonight I was arrested for having glass pipes and a metal grinder for… cannabis. My court date is February 6, 2012, approx. 2 months from now. Should I plea guilty or not guilty? Should I get a lawyer, or not? I have a fault from when I was 15 and I was in school and I was found with cannabis. I was holding for my friend and I never got charged, never convicted of anything. I don't know how that will affect anything but we'll see. My final question in this matter is that I also had cannabis on me. It was in my bag in a safe and they overlooked it. Could this affect me later? Can they still get me for it? Should I go back for my bag of possessions at the police station? Please refrain from those ," Don't do drugs, you're dumb." kind of answers. I realize the fault in my decision and I'm no longer going to be involved. Thanks all for reading and hopefully leaving me with some helpful advice.