What is a juvenile petition?

Answer A juvenile petition officially charges a juvenile, or minor, with committing a criminal act. Maine Victim Witness Advocates defines it as "a short statement of the facts regarding the alleged crim... Read More »

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How to File a Juvenile Delinquency Petition in Texas?

The Texas juvenile justice system responds to about 90,000 delinquency cases a year, according to the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. Most delinquency matters are handled through local jurisdi... Read More »

Would like a copy of Neglect-juvenile petition no1269 thru dept of welfare in 1971. Our mother died and father doesn't care - is there anyway of getting this?

Words can be bad words if it can be demoralized, degraded, destroyed one's reputation or it can hurt somebody's feelings.

What if the courts petition to take away your parental rights can your spouse file a petition to adopt that child?

No. Anyone adopted over the age of 16 does not automatically get US citizenship. Sorry.

What is a petition?

Understanding the basics of the judicial system is important for all citizens. Many people end up involved in civil court at some point during their lifetimes. One element of a civil court case is ... Read More »