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Review: “Jason did a great job representing me in a divorce / custody case. He has a very calm demeanor, which works very well in court and in negotiations leading up to court. His advice about what I needed to do to gain more tim...
Practice areas: Juvenile, Appeals, Criminal Defense, Family, General Practice
Review: “Douglas Carter is representing my granddaughter in a child custody/support case. The first visit to his office immediately put her at ease; he asked her questions to determine exactly what her expectations were and then e...
Practice areas: Juvenile, Arbitration, Litigation, Probate, Family
Review: “Mr. Kloosterman was very considerate, told me the truth and my options! I was so impressed with him in trial!! Got me my divorce and custody of my children!!!! He is by far the best. Knows his stuff!!!!!”
Practice areas: Juvenile, Divorce & Separation, Car Accidents, Child Custody, Personal Injury
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.