As an experienced child advocate who now does a broader array of family law matters, my focus is to work towards a resolution that always keeps the best interests of the children at its center. Whether it is a custody, adoption, divorce, or child...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Adoption, Divorce & Separation
Review: “Michael Reason is very prompt at returning my calls and is very interested in helping me as his client to resolve issues with my ex. He explains what he can do to help and why..I trust his judgment completely.”
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
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.