I agree with my colleagues. File a Motion for Mediation and get a judge to order y'all to go to mediation. If the opposing counsel does not show, then he will be in violation of a court order. You should consult with a qualified Family Law attorney to represent you at the mediation.
I agree with the above statements. You should consult with a Criminal Defense Attorney in your area as soon as possible. Contact your local Bar Association for a list of attorneys who specialize in this area of the law.
The short answer to your question is yes, it is legal for a minor to be arrested without parents present. You should consult with a local Juvenile Criminal Defense attorney, if the State brings charges against your child.
I advise that you obtain a qualified Juvenile Criminal Defense attorney before you make any more public statements about the case. Contact your local Bar Association Referral Service for a list of attorneys who practice in that area of the law.
The role of the mediator in a mediation is to try to get the two opposing sides to come a some sort of mutual agreement. The mediator does not take sides and cannot give legal advice. Mediation works as a 'timeout' from litigation so the parties can try to settle the issues before going to court.
You should speak the advice and representation of a qualified family law attorney in your area for assistance with your case.
It is crucial that you file an incident report with the store's manager immediately after the injury occurs. Once the report is made, get a copy of the report and keep the foreign object. After that, you should consult with a personal injury attorney in your area for legal advice/representation.
Review your Auto insurance policy to see if you have UM (Uninsured Motorist) coverage. If you do, then provide your insurance with a copy of the Police Report showing the other motorist does not have insurance and the UM policy should take care of the Property Damage and Bodily Injury claims. There might be a deductible for the Property Damage claim.
Also, if you insurance company says that you do not have UM coverage, then ask for a copy of the denial of UM coverage you signed. If they...