After nearly ten years in the field of family law and fifteen years of mediation I... more
After nearly ten years in the field of family law and fifteen years of mediation I have grown frustrated with the perpetual cycle. On a regular basis I represented husbands or wives in their efforts to dissolve their marriages. On rare occasions, because they come up rarely, I was asked to mediate with a couple that wanted to stay married. In these rare cases when both partners to the marria... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.